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“After the Honeymoon”

“After the Honeymoon”

first_img Tweet Share 34 Views   one comment Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! EntertainmentLocalNews “After the Honeymoon” by: – September 23, 2011 Cast members in “After the Honeymoon” scene. The New Dimension Theatre, 27 years of quality productions is bringing the Dominica public its latest dramatic production entitled After the Honey Moon. Another hot-number from prolific playwright and Director Steve Hyacinth premiers at the Arawak House of Culture on Friday 23rd September 2011 at 8.00pm and runs until Sunday 25, 2011.The play which runs for the weekendtakes us on a journey through the lives of a married couple (Tomas and Abigail) after their honeymoon.It has been said that every married couple looks forward with great anticipation to their honeymoon –the fun, excitement, joy and frolic. The question that lingers on in everybody’s mind is not so much what happens during the honeymoon but what happens after the honeymoon. How much of that special moon of romance is their when the Honey is done?Tomas the Husband– maybe influenced by his period of socialization or driven by his ambitions to follow his father footstep or through his possessiveness and stubbornness tries unceasingly to force his wife toabandon her professional ambitions and surrender more willingly to performing traditional roles.He felt that his satisfaction as a husband and selfrespect was hinging on his capacity to hold her in such a role. In thepursuit of his goal, he tries doing all things possible to get his wife to do things his way and to comply to his life style, beliefs and standards.Abigail would either rebel or bow down to his resistance, his dominance and selfish and egoistic desires.The dramaturgical statement is that when our ’true colours’- the varying personalities,moods swings and attitudes begin to shine or come to light in a relationship,they evoke a strong feeling of happiness or disappointmentand the reaction is unpredictable and at times inevitable.After the Honeymoon features only four characters in its intriguing plot!!! Donille Blackmore as Abigail, Lloyd Benjamin as Tomas, Jerry Coipel as El and Mellisha Joseph as Pudding. After the Honeymoon is crafted with countless comical and farcical moments and spiced with laughter and thought provoking. In fact Indeed it will hold us spellbound and provide us with an opportunity to laugh at ourselves the simple thing “WE” do.We guarantee that you will be thrilled, amused and immensely entertained. At the same time, we hope it will enable us to reflect upon the larger message that is being imparted. Show your true colours….It is one for anyone in a relationship to see.Press ReleaseNew Dimension Theatre Companylast_img read more

Ronald Lewis Brewer September 27, 1938 – January 4, 2019

Ronald Lewis Brewer September 27, 1938 – January 4, 2019

first_imgRonald Lewis Brewer, age 80 of Harrison, Ohio passed away at his home Friday, January 4, 2019. Born September 27, 1938 in Owsley County, Kentucky the son of Louis and Minnie (Tye) Brewer.Ronald married Mary Clark November 7, 1958 in Cleves, Ohio. Worked for CSX Railroad for 42 years as a Railroad Engineer. Served his country in the United States Air Force.Ronald is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years Mary Brewer of Harrison, Ohio. Father of Ron Brewer and Jack Brewer both of Harrison, Ohio. Brother of Bennie (Eugene) Becknell of Western Hills, Ohio.Preceded in death by his parents Louis and Minnie Brewer, sister Rosalind Day.Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 1:00 P.M. with Rob Edwards officiating all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030. Burial will follow at New Haven Cemetery Harrison, Ohio.Memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

LABA ‘Night with the Stars’ set for today

LABA ‘Night with the Stars’ set for today

first_imgBy Joe ChapmanA ‘NIGHT with the Stars’ is planned for this evening, where ‘Basketball meets Fashion and Awards Promotion’.The event is being hosted by the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) in collaboration with Bankers Trust Falcons and others at the Mackenzie Sports Club hard court.An exhibition match, Linden versus Georgetown clash will see Ravens out of Georgetown face Linden champions Victory Valley Royals.The opening basketball match will showcase the best junior players from Linden where an east Mackenzie side will face the might of the west Wismar line-up from 19.00hrs.That will be followed by several awards being distributed to some of Linden’s brightest stars in the field of sports. Topping that list will be this promotion’s Sportsman-of-the-Year Daniel Williams and Sportswoman-of-the-Year Chantoba Bright.Also scheduled to collect accolades are Carifta Games gold medallist over 100 metres Compton Caesar and South American 400-metre champion DeShanna Skeete, among others.These two very outstanding athletes ensured with others that District 10 remained the athletics hot spot in Guyana by retaining the National Championships recently.They will be joined by some of the brightest prospects in Linden basketball which should include Yannick Tappin, one of Guyana’s top basketball player Akeem ‘The Dream’ Kanhai, Harold Adams who achieved the record of scoring 111 points earlier this year in a single LABA league game.There will also be the designs of uniforms and clothing on display from two of Linden leading designers, Ms Setra O’Selmo and Crystal Lam, along with the honouring of a number of persons who have continued to excel sports and education in the mining town over the years.The Amelia’s Ward South Stars cricket side, male and female Linden cyclists are all to be given recognition tonight.A number of coaches including Abdulla Hamid, Johnny Gravesande and Ann Gordon, and Guyana’s lone FIBA referee over the past ten years, Sherwyn Henry, will also be honoured.Also on the list are companies like Bosai Minerals Group, Banks DIH, Ansa McAl Trading and Ramesh Trophy Stall among others. A number of radio and television personalities will also be given recognition when the full list is announced tonight.President of LABA, Lawrence Simon, promised that this will be an annual promotion to cap the season for the association. He noted that many persons who did not make the cut this year will likely be so honoured next year.last_img read more

Center for Sustainability Solutions hosts art competition

Center for Sustainability Solutions hosts art competition

first_imgThe artwork competition is open to current undergraduate and graduate students. Students, who can work individually or as teams, must submit original artwork that represents the Center and its mission. Entries are due Oct. 25 and will then be judged by a committee of students, faculty and staff who work in the Center. “The person that will end up winning this art competition … will forever be linked with our center,” Bento said. “By creating the visual identity of the Center, you’re also helping and developing the brand and developing our own identity that can be used … around the world.” Locally, the Center hopes to follow in the footsteps of Los Angeles’s own Green New Deal, launched by Mayor Eric Garcetti in April 2019. Similarly President Carol Folt has also made sustainability a key-player in her plans for the University. However, according to center director Antonio Bento, a professor at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, plans are being made to address more global concerns. “While our work starts here, in L.A., we also understand that USC is a global institution,” Bento said. “We are launching sustainability solution hubs around the world so that we also help [countries like Beijing, Mexico City, Soa Paulo and Delhi] tackle their challenges.” “Historically, we may have not thought a lot about [Virtual Reality] as a mechanism for creating a solution, but it turns out that the arts are incredibly important because we need new ways for communicating the challenges that we’re facing,” Bento said. The Center, which officially opens next semester, is dedicated to educating students and working with local governments, industry, NGOs and regulatory agencies on solutions to environmental issues like climate change and air pollution.center_img The winner of the competition will receive $1,500 and their design will be used on the Center’s digital, print and physical media. From letterheads to statues, the competition’s winner will have a lasting impact on the Center’s history, according to Antoni Bento, director of the Center for Sustainability. Bento wants to create a strong sense of student involvement within the Center in an effort to make the campus aware of everyone’s role in working toward sustainability. He also hopes to encourage new and creative ways to tackle these issues. The new USC Center for Sustainability Solutions is hosting an artwork competition to involve students in creating its visual identity, which will appear on all Center materials.  Bento revealed that finalists for the competition will have an opportunity to explain their entries at a later event followed by a live vote that will decide the three semi-finalists. The top three will then be able to make adjustments to their logo based on the Center’s comments. last_img read more

Julian Buescher fronts Syracuse’s offense again in 3-0 win over Bowling Green

Julian Buescher fronts Syracuse’s offense again in 3-0 win over Bowling Green

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The glossy yellow cleats pounded into the ground in the corner, near the sideline. Julian Buescher couldn’t seem to get the shoe to fit quite comfortably. They were an old pair, but ones Buescher was wearing during a game for the first time.Despite a tired performance saved by a game-winning assist on Oct. 6 and a game that snapped his point streak Saturday, Buescher broke out his old tricks, assisting a goal and scoring another.“They are not broken in yet, so it takes a little bit,” Buescher said of the cleats, “but it looked like it worked out today. If they don’t break in, it’s fine if it goes like that.”The midfielder assisted on SU’s first goal, scored the second and his shot spurred the last. No. 16 Syracuse (9-3-1, 2-2-1 Atlantic Coast) rode Buescher while rolling Bowling Green (6-6-1, 0-1 Mid-American), 3-0 on Tuesday night at SU Soccer Stadium.The three-goal advantage gave SU head coach Ian McIntyre enough leeway to pull a few starters from the game while securing a win in SU’s second-to-last nonconference game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s an important part of what we’re doing,” McIntyre said. “We’ve challenged him this year to provide us goals and assists, and he’s done that.”Just five minutes after Buescher hammered his shoe into the grass, he exchanged four passes with midfielder Oyvind Alseth down the left sideline. Forward Ben Polk was sitting a few yards away from the 6-yard box unmarked.Buescher tamed the last pass from Alseth and whizzed a cross to Polk. The forward lifted his right leg, slapping the ball out of the air and into the back of the net to give SU a 1-0 lead just 15 minutes into the game.“He was wide open, so if I didn’t pass it he probably would’ve been pissed at me,” Buescher said. “So I’m glad I found him.”With the Orange leading by one, Andreas Jenssen corralled a pass, fled down the right sideline and crossed the ball into Buescher. The midfielder slowed a bit as his defender kept charging toward the net, creating just enough separation.Bowling Green goalie Nick Landsberger burst out as the ball flew in, but Jenssen placed the ball perfectly in front of Buescher. Already with an assist, Buescher headed the ball into the net less than two minutes into the second half.Finally, Buescher tapped the ball around one defender in the 18-yard box and boomed a shot toward the net. The ball ricocheted off two defenders near the goal line, but the ball caromed to Louis Cross, who finished the rebound.“I just wanted to get in the 6-yard box. Miles (Robinson) was a bit unlucky for not scoring, but I was just there,” Cross said.After the last goal, McIntyre dotted his bench with starters like Liam Callahan, Chris Nanco and Buescher. Polk had already been pulled before the third goal.Buescher came off clapping with 11 minutes left in the second half and Jonathan Hagman ran in. As the midfielder came off, a few fans reciprocated Buescher’s clapping.Three of SU’s last four games are against ranked opponents, including No. 4 Clemson, No. 23 North Carolina State and No. 25 Boston College. While Tuesday may not be a signature win that defines a season, it’s one that can help SU’s NCAA tournament hopes.At the forefront of SU’s attack was Buescher — where he’s been nearly all season.“Fighting, scrapping and being a dirty guy on the field,” Buescher joked of his role on the team. “No, chipping in some goals, some assists.”Coming off a game without either, on Tuesday that shoe fit for Buescher. Comments Published on October 13, 2015 at 10:55 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonatilast_img read more

Casa Pariurilor upgrades MTS retail provisions with NSoft

Casa Pariurilor upgrades MTS retail provisions with NSoft

first_imgShare Submit Superbet doubles down on Lucky7’s challenger investment  July 27, 2020 NSoft adds virtuals onto EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 5, 2020 Share Related Articles Romania’s ONJN adds 20 sites to blacklist August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon Fortuna Entertainment Romanian sportsbook subsidiary Casa Pariurilor has moved to upgrade its retail in-play wagering provisions installing the managed-trading-services (MTS) solution of NSoft.The partnership sees Casa Pariurilor expand its retail services agreement with NSoft, a partner of the Romanian legacy bookmaker since 2014, acting as lead supplier of Lotto-Six, Virtual Sports and further draw-based games provisions.Moving forward, Casa Pariurilor’s 700 Romanian betting points will be upgraded with NSoft’s customizable MTS solution, expanding the bookmaker’s in-play market offering to 25,000 live events per month covering +20 sports.Updating the market, Lewis Findlay, General Manager Romania, Fortuna Entertainment, detailed the NSoft MTS upgrade as a key project for Casa Pariurilor home market expansion: –“We have been working with NSoft for 5 years now and our cooperation is a role model of how B2B cooperation should look like. You know, you can buy a betting software anywhere, but the people make the difference. We witnessed the NSoft`s trustworthiness and reliability with excellent 24/7 support and great turnkey betting solution, thus the decision to use the advantages of NSoft`s Seven Betting Platform and its In-Play MTS solution in our retail network was a logical step forward”The Casa Pariurilor MTS agreement sees NSoft secure its third major Eastern European contract of 2019, having won lead MTS supplier contracts with CloverBet Romania and Orion Tip Slovakia at the start of the year. Karlo Kralj – NSoftKarlo Kralj, NSoft’s Regional Sales Agent announces: “I am delighted to confirm the continuation of excellent cooperation with our client Casa Pariurilor. It is one of the oldest and the most respected betting companies on the Romanian market. Casa Pariurilor`s experts have a profound understanding of their market and are great in deciphering the players’ needs. The partnership with Casa has helped us significantly by providing the essential market-insights and up-to-date knowledge about Romanian market trends.”last_img
Angels bullpen falters in ninth inning of loss to Twins

Angels bullpen falters in ninth inning of loss to Twins

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Skaggs had continued the Angels’ strong starting pitching this month. Skaggs gave up two runs in six innings. Angels starters have a 2.14 ERA this month, the best in the league. In 10 games, only one of them has allowed as many as three runs.The offense has also been clicking, especially Upton. His two-run shot in the third inning put the Angels ahead 3-1.Slumping Kole Calhoun even had two hits, his first multi-hit game since April 11. His third-inning single led to a run that put the Angels on the board, just before Upton put them ahead with a two-run homer.Upton had the Angels’ 15th streak of at least four straight games with a homer, which includes Bobby Bonds’ club record five-game streak in 1977. Mike Trout was the last to homer in four straight games, achieving the feat last year.The blast was Upton’s fifth homer in the past six games. He now has 10 homers for the season. Over the past five years, the Angels had averaged 11.4 homers per season out of all their left fielders. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield center_img PreviousANAHEIM, CA – MAY 11: Fernando Rodney #56 shakes hands with Bobby Wilson #46 of the Minnesota Twins after earning a save in the ninth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on May 11, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton, right, hits a two-run home run with Minnesota Twins catcher Bobby Wilson watching during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 11: Justin Upton #8 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a two run home run in the third inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins at Angel Stadium on May 11, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton, center, is congratulated by Mike Trout, left, with Minnesota Twins catcher Bobby Wilson, right, and home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt looking away after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 11: Justin Upton #8 is greeted in the dugout any Kole Calhoun #56 and manager Mike Scioscia #14 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after hitting a two run home run in the third inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins at Angel Stadium on May 11, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the plate against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Lance Lynn throws to the plate Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Minnesota Twins’ Brian Dozier, right, gets congratulations from third base coach Gene Glynn after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, hits a ground ball to Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer for an out during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, hits a single to load the bases with Minnesota Twins catcher Bobby Wilson watching during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 11: Tyler Skaggs #45 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches in the second inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on May 11, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler throws to first to get Minnesota Twins’ Joe Mauer on a ground ball out during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt, left, checks in on the injury condition of Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Lance Lynn, second from right, with the team trainer, catcher Bobby Wilson and third baseman Eduardo Escobar, right, during Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton’s at-bat in the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2018. Lynn stayed in the game for Upton’s two-run home run. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons, left, draws a walk to score Martin Maldonado, right, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor, left, asks for the ball from starting pitcher Lance Lynn, right, with catcher Bobby Wilson watching during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, above, prepares to tag out the Twins’ Brian Dozier on a stolen base attempt during the sixth inning of Friday’s game at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Minnesota Twins’ Eddie Rosario hits a solo home run in front of Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Minnesota Twins’ Eddie Rosario, right, gets congratulations from Robbie Grossman after Rosario hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)A home run ball hit by the Twins’ Eddie Rosario is beyond the reach of Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun during the ninth inning of Friday’s game at Angel Stadium. The Angels blew a two-run lead in the ninth and lost 5-4. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 11: Eddie Rosario #20 is greeted by Robbie Grossman #36 of the Minnesota Twins as he crosses the plate after a solo home run in the ninth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on May 11, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Minnesota Twins’ Max Kepler, left, celebrates scoring on Bobby Wilson’s sacrifice fly to take the lead against the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Fernando Rodney celebrates on the mound after getting Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout to line out to end the ninth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2018. The Twins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 11: Fernando Rodney #56 shakes hands with Bobby Wilson #46 of the Minnesota Twins after earning a save in the ninth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on May 11, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton, right, hits a two-run home run with Minnesota Twins catcher Bobby Wilson watching during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)NextShow Caption1 of 22Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton, right, hits a two-run home run with Minnesota Twins catcher Bobby Wilson watching during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ExpandANAHEIM — Mike Scioscia first gave rookie Justin Anderson a shot at a save, weeks into his big league career.When that didn’t work, he turned to veteran closer Jim Johnson to bail him out.And that didn’t work either.Anderson and Johnson both allowed runs in the ninth inning of the Angels’ 5-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Friday. The Angels took a 4-2 lead into the ninth, built upon Justin Upton’s fourth homer in as many games and the strong pitching of starter Tyler Skaggs and perfect relief from Noé Ramírez in the seventh and Anderson in the eighth.But Scioscia stuck with Anderson, who has three weeks on his big league resume, to pitch the ninth.“He had a real clean eighth,” Scioscia said. “We definitely felt Justin had enough to get through that ninth, but unfortunately it didn’t work.”With two lefties and a switch-hitter due, the obvious choice for the ninth would have been lefty José Álvarez. However, Scioscia said Álvarez was not available, having pitched on Wednesday and Thursday, including 22 pitches over two innings in his most recent game.Johnson and Keynan Middleton, the two right-handers with closing experience, had also thrown 17 and 22 pitches the night before, which no doubt contributed to Scioscia’s desire to give them the night off. Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.The Angels bullpen was worked hard in April, with two of the more effective pitchers – Middleton and Blake Wood – already hitting the disabled list. Johnson said it’s to be expected for Scioscia to err on the side of caution in managing the bullpen workload as much as possible.“If you save a guy a day in May, then he can abuse us in August and September,” Johnson said with a smile. “I was told that by another manager. He’s playing for the long haul.”In the short haul, it didn’t work.Anderson returned to the mound and immediately gave up a homer to Eddie Rosario, his second of the game. After a strikeout, Anderson allowed a double to Logan Morrison.“I felt fine going out there,” Anderson said. “Just didn’t get the job done.”Scioscia then summoned Johnson, who had picked up the save on Thursday night. The Angels intentionally walked pinch-hitter Max Kepler, putting the go-ahead run on base.Scioscia said he liked the matchup with the right-handed hitting Garver and Bobby Wilson against Johnson instead of the left-handed Kepler, whose .864 OPS is evidence that he’s clearly a more dangerous hitter.Also, Johnson is a ground ball specialist, and Scioscia was setting up a potential double play.Johnson, though, hung a breaking ball to Garver, who hit a ground ball just inside the first base line, driving in the tying run and sending Kepler to third. Wilson followed with a fly ball to left, driving in the go-ahead run.After the Angels gave up the lead, they still had a chance against Fernando Rodney in the bottom of the ninth. With a runner at first and two out, Mike Trout blistered a line drive 118 mph right at shortstop Gregorio Petit. It was the hardest any Angel had hit a ball in the four seasons that Statcast has been tracking exit velocity.So ended a night that should have been better for the Angels.Related Articles Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 last_img read more

Breaking down Le’Veon Bell’s new Jets contract: Was the holdout worth it?

Breaking down Le’Veon Bell’s new Jets contract: Was the holdout worth it?

first_img Over the next two years, Bell will earn $26 million, which is just $11.456 million more than what he would have received on the franchise tag in 2018 alone. The break-even point for him was a contract that maxed out at $11.456 million in full guarantees, which several veteran backs — Todd Gurley, David Johnson, Devonta Freeman, LeSean McCoy, Jerick McKinnon, Lamar Miller — were already earning.While we can’t discount the risk of injury, it is worth nothing that Johnson missed almost the entire season before signing his contract, and the NFL is filled with players coming off injury scoring big deals. So it is reasonable to believe Bell would have gotten the same offer from the Jets regardless of how 2018 played out.That means he is out at least $14.544 million no matter how you slice it.The numbers look even worse when comparing Bell’s Jets contract to the Steelers’ “non-guaranteed” offer. Here is the three-year earnings breakdown for Bell under the three most-likely scenarios: the Steelers’ offer, the franchise tag (plus his new contract) and his new contract.YearSteelers’ offerFranchise tagCurrent deal2018$19.5 million$14.544 million$02019$13.5 million$14.5 million$14.5 million2020$12 million$11.5 million$11.5 millionTotal$45 million$40.544 million$26 millionAs a practical matter, the Steelers’ offer would have paid him $33 million; the odds of a team releasing a player after one season are low, especially given the disparity in Year 1 salary and Year 2 salary.Though it did not have the highest upside, the safest route of the three would have been Bell playing under the franchise tag and then signing a contract with two guaranteed years — if the guarantee was the main concern. The worst of the three routes is the one Bell took. The only scenario in which that would change would be his suffering a career-ending injury while playing under the tag. MORE: Bell claims no regrets about 2018Bell’s contract with the Jets comes with $25 million guaranteed at signing but just an $8 million signing bonus and $14.5 million salary in the first year. Of that $14.5 million, $500,000 is tied to being active on the roster.These numbers are important when evaluating the contract because Bell is essentially agreeing to play this year on the same (if not slightly lesser) salary than the franchise tag would have provided him last season. The Jets, meanwhile, essentially get him to play in 2019 at the same number he just turned down.The crux of Bell’s argument against the Steelers’ offer was the lack of guaranteed money. The Jets certainly packed some guarantees in this deal, but they don’t come without risk. In typical NFL contracts, all future salary guarantees void when and if players are suspended; it is a common clause. Bell has been suspended twice in his career.MORE BELL CONTRACT:A win for Jets’ risk-reward managementPlayers usually avoid some of that risk by netting large amounts of cash in the first year of a contract. In a deal like Bell’s, one would expect the first-year cash to be in the ballpark of $20 million, but Bell will earn only $14.5 million, putting all the future guarantees at risk.If Bell were to be suspended, his contract situation would then be no different than what it would have been had he played under the tag. And with just an $8 million signing bonus, there is limited dead money in the contract to cloud the Jets’ decision-making if those guarantees do indeed void. MORE: What’s next for New York Jets?The Jets deal — with its low up-front cash flows, $2 million in per-game roster bonuses, plus holdout protection in the form of reporting bonuses in the final two years of the contract — indicates how limited of a market there was for Bell in 2019. High-demand players generally do not get forced into all three of those categories.This is something Bell and his agent should have seen coming, and they should have appropriately planned for it. They could have done so by taking one of those other two options.center_img After a year of speculating about what Le’Veon Bell would receive as a free agent, and whether that contract would justify his decision to skip last year’s season, we have an answer.Bell signed a four-year, $52.5 million contract with the Jets that not only failed to make him the NFL’s highest-paid running back, but it also did not justify his bypassing the $14.544 million franchise tag, let alone the contract offer the Steelers reportedly made Bell that would have netted him in the ballpark of $45 million over three seasons.last_img read more

Honours even after England fightback

Honours even after England fightback

first_img12 Jul 2013 Honours even after England fightback England’s Georgia Hall and Hayley Davis pulled off a great comeback this morning to keep the honours even after the semi-final foursomes against Spain at the European ladies’ team championship at Fulford, York. They battled back from three down to win two up and keep the lunchtime score at one-all after Bronte Law and Meghan MacLaren lost on the last. The Spanish pair charged into the lead against Hayley and Georgia, holing their second shot for an eagle two on the second and quickly getting to three up. But the England pair had all the answers with three birdies in six holes – the 7th, 9th and 12th – to get back to all square. They got ahead with a par on the 13th and held on tight to their advantage. If they strayed off the fairway, as they did on the 15th, they made up for it with immaculate short game play – in this case it was Hayley (image © Leaderboard Photography) who fired straight at the pin, finishing so close that the putt was conceded. On the last it was Georgia’s turn to play the most delicate pitch to the pin which was conceded after the Spanish pair missed their birdie putt. In the match behind, Bronte and Meghan battled hard, but they were one down playing the 18th and their hopes of squaring the match ended when the Spanish pair eagled the hole to win two up.last_img read more

Estévez: “In the US it was seen from afar, as it was not going to affect the virus”

Estévez: “In the US it was seen from afar, as it was not going to affect the virus”

first_imgEstevez explained that “times have been very different “in the United States compared to Spain in the development of the crisis by COVID-19 and that he decided, together with his family, to remain in Chicago during this period of confinement, although he explained that it is allowed to go for walks and play sports there. The national team coach announced that the project he is involved in is linked to the United States’ qualification for the Qatar World Cup in 2022 and confirmed that in the last decade the American country realized that “to develop top-level footballers they had to change the plan.”“One of the things that caught my attention the most when I arrived in the sport is the individualized work, not only of the coaches but of the players.. But soccer is different and the mistake comes there. There are players with very good technical qualities but they do not know how to develop it in a context, understand what the rival is doing and what is around him, “he said.”One of the changes in the United States is the change in this methodology, now there tends to be much less individualization and more collective games“he added.Estevez said that he does not close “the door” to a return to Spain, but that his family is adapted in the United States. “Once you establish yourself in a site, you make contacts and many times you get more options in the place where you carry out your work than in Spain.. My family is adapted and likes to live here, “he concluded. The Spanish coach and second coach of the United States soccer team, Nico Estévez, He explained that several states of the North American country have tightened their measures to avoid contagion by coronavirus after seeing what has happened in cities like New York and he confessed that at the beginning of the crisis “it was seen from afar” and most of the society thought that it would not affect them.“Here at first it looked from afar, like it was not going to affect, but now that it is entering so strongly in New York and New Jersey there is some concern and the rest of the country’s states are trying to take other measures so that what happens in New York does not happen, “Estévez said in a virtual conference organized by the Valencian Community Football Federation (FFCV).The Valencian coach, who in his time in Spain he managed to lead Valencia in two official matches in the transition between Djukic and Pizzi, works and lives in Chicago for a year after joining the United States national team coach, Gregg Berhalter, who recruited him in 2014 to work for the Columbus Crew, the top division in American football.last_img read more