SHARE Email Facebook Twitter November 12, 2019 PAsmart, Press Release, Schools That Teach, Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Celebrating the success of the PAsmart workforce development program to create educational opportunities at schools across the commonwealth, Governor Tom Wolf welcomed more than 50 students from the Pennsylvania Rural Robotics Initiative to the Capitol today. The students from nine western Pennsylvania school districts showcased their skills in coding, robotics and drone technology. The Wolf administration awarded the initiative a $299,000 PAsmart Advancing Grant earlier this year.“I launched PAsmart as a new way to invest in science and technology education, so students have the knowledge and skills to compete for in-demand, good-paying jobs,” said Governor Wolf. “The Pennsylvania Rural Robotics Initiative shows that whether a student lives in a tech hub like Pittsburgh or a rural town, they can learn about coding and robotics. Programs like this are investing in their future and signaling to businesses that Pennsylvania is ready with the talented workers they need.”Joining the governor at the Capitol from the Pennsylvania Rural Robotics Initiative were students from Cranberry Area School District, Clarion Area School District, Brookville Area School District, Valley Grove Area School District, Forest Area School District, Redbank Valley School District, DuBois Area School District, Franklin Area School District, Riverview Intermediate Unit 6 and the Venango Technology Center.“The opportunities presented through our PAsmart award have allowed our member schools to obtain resources that otherwise would not be possible,” said Tim Heffernan, a science teacher from Franklin Area School District in Venango County and leader of the initiative. “As we’ve leveraged those resources and worked with our amazing partners in K12 and higher education, government, industry, workforce and economic development, and the non-profit community, we’ve created opportunities for our students that truly are world-class.”At the invitation of the governor, student members of the VEX Robotics team showcased their robots and the coding used for autonomous movement. Three student groups also demonstrated the use of coding and drones in career-oriented projects, including agriculture.The Pennsylvania Rural Robotics Initiative was created in 2018 to develop sustainable world-class educational robotics programming for the children in Clarion, Clearfield, Forest, Jefferson and Venango counties. Last year, more than 1,000 students created 180 robots with industry leaders and professionals from regional academic institutions serving as mentors. The initiative culminates with a final tournament at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.The Pennsylvania Rural Robotics Initiative shared the $299,000 PAsmart grant directly with member schools to support advanced teacher trainings, summer STEM camps for students, and to triple the number of regional high schools in the initiative.In the inaugural year of PAsmart, the Wolf administration awarded nearly $10 million in advancing grants, up to $500,000 each, to 24 schools and community partnerships, including the Pennsylvania Rural Robotics Initiative. An additional $10 million in PAsmart grants, of up to $35,000 each, was awarded to 765 schools to expand computer science classes and teacher training. The remaining $10 million supported apprenticeships and job training. The governor secured $40 million for PAsmart in the current year budget.With PAsmart, Pennsylvania is a national leader in STEM and computer science education and accomplishments under Governor Wolf include:Ranking second in the nation for investments in computer science education;Advancing Pennsylvania to third in the nation in the number of nationally-recognized STEM ecosystems and made the commonwealth the fifth largest producer of STEM graduates;Establishing standards for computer science education in all Pennsylvania schools;Joining the Governors’ Partnership for K-12 Computer Science, a bipartisan initiative organized by Code.org, to advance policy, funding, and professional learning for computer science education.For more information about pursuing an education and career in Pennsylvania at any stage of life, visit PAsmart.gov. Governor Wolf and Rural Students Celebrate PAsmart Success for Science and Technology Education
PFA said the consortium it was leading represented more than 2m individual savers – more than a third of Denmark’s population.Under the deal, PFA will make the largest investment in Nykredit, paying DKK6.9bn for a 10.03% equity interest, while PensionDanmark and PKA will each take a 2.4% stake for DKK1.65bn.Meanwhile, AP Pension will buy a 1.63% interest for DKK1.1bn and MP Pension will take a 0.44% stake for DKK300m.The pension funds will buy 10.9% of shares in Nykredit, worth DKK7.5bn, from Forenet Kredit – the Nykredit customer association which owns the bulk of the company.They have also entered into agreements with minority Nykredit shareholders Industriens Fond and Østifterne to buy part of their holdings.Allan Polack, PFA’s group chief executive, said: “In the consortium, we are very pleased that we reached an agreement with Forenet Kredit to join Nykredit’s group of owners.“We have had an ongoing dialogue and are happy that we have made a solution together, which represents both an attractive investment for us as well as a good solution to Nykredit’s long-term ownership and capital structure.”PFA said the new investors had made the offer because of the company’s strong market position and the clear management strategy for continuing the development of Nykredit and its subsidiary Totalkredit.“Hence, the consortium is confident that Nykredit will continue to realise its commercial potential going forward, which will ensure a stable and competitive return for the consortium’s pension savers,” Polack added.Nykredit said that, as part of the deal, the pension funds have also undertaken to contribute capital in future, should such need arise.The agreement is subject to the approval of Forenet Kredit’s committee of representatives and relevant authorities. A group of five Danish pension funds led by PFA Pension have signed a deal with the owner of mortgage giant Nykredit to buy a 16.9% stake in the lender, parties to the deal have confirmed.The pension funds in the consortium – which will make a joint investment of DKK11.6bn (€1.56bn) – are PFA, PensionDanmark, PKA, AP Pension and MP Pension.Nykredit, Denmark’s main mortgage lender, said yesterday it was considering stepping back from preparations to list on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.Today it confirmed that it had concluded a conditional sales agreement with the pension funds instead of pressing on with an IPO.
DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. – Authorities are searching for two men after a 53-year-old Brookville man was robbed when he stopped to help a stranded motorist.A bright red Chevrolet Impala was stopped along S.R. 1 on Dover Hill just north of Cook Road Tuesday morning between 6:30 and 6:45 a.m.A white male approximately six feet tall, medium build with a beard wearing jeans and a black jacket, was waving his arms as if he were in distress.The Good Samaritan, believing the person may have been involved in a crash or having car trouble stopped to render assistance.As the victim approached the stranded motorist, another man came from out of the weeds on the side of the road and struck the Brookville man over the head several times with an unidentified object until the victim fell to the ground.The culprits demanded money and the victim’s cell phone. Police say they broke the phone, gave it back to the victim, and fled with the cash.Detectives are reaching out to motorists who were traveling in the area between 6:30 and 7 a.m. Tuesday who may have seen an early 2000’s model red Impala.The victim told police he couldn’t get the license plate number, but the car had a “In God We Trust” plate.Both men are in their late 20’s to early 30’s.Police warn drivers to be cautious about getting out of their vehicle for stranded motorists, especially in remote areas.Detectives say if you see a motorist believed to be in distress contact 911 and give a description of the vehicle and what it was that made you feel they were in distress as well as a location.Allow time for police to respond.Anyone with information that could assist investigators is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police at (812) 689-5000 or (800)-566-6704.Tips can remain anonymous.
Batesville, In. — Margaret Mary Health is continually evaluating opportunities to address the ongoing drug abuse issues facing our local communities. The hospital has formed a partnership with the Batesville Drug-Free Coalition and the Ripley County Prosecutor’s Office to provide parents with urine drug-testing kits. By providing parents with these preventative tools, children can be tested in the privacy of their own home. Additionally, if children know they may be tested, they may be less likely to use.If parents are concerned their child is using, a free kit can be picked up at any of the following locations: Batesville Community School Corporation Office, Batesville Memorial Building, Brookville Library, Community Mental Health Center (Brookville), Laurel Library, Margaret Mary Health, Margaret Mary Health Center of Brookville, Margaret Mary Health Center of Osgood, Margaret Mary Physician Partners of Milan, Oldenburg Academy, Ripley County Health Department, Southeastern Indiana Health Center and Southeastern Indiana YMCA.To learn more about the free drug-testing kits or MMH’s other wellness initiatives, call 812.933.5257, or visit us online.
Tech inspection precedes practice, Sunday Night Tailgate BOONE, Iowa – Tech inspection, an open practice session, some music and a pretty awesome party are planned for Sunday, Aug. 31, the night before the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s get underway at Boone Speedway. A new tech inspection process has been announced for the 32nd annual event and beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, drivers will receive tech inspection sheets and inspection group cards at the tech inspection trailer on a first-come, first-served basis. Drivers will be called over the PA system to the lineup board for staging and then sent to the inspection area in groups; drivers are encouraged to go to the tech trailer and get their inspection sheets and cards as soon as they and their race cars arrive at the speedway. Pre-tech opens at 10 a.m. Sunday for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods only, the two divisions that begin qualifying on Labor Day. Tech inspection ends at 4 p.m. and the $10 pit pass fee will be refunded to everyone who exits the pit area by 4:30 p.m. An open practice session for all divisions is from 5-7 p.m. and has a $10 admission for those who did not purchase a pit pass. Once practice is complete, there will be no free admission to the pit area. The traditional pre-Super Nationals tailgate party follows, with complimentary food and beverages and a return engagement by the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based rock band Helforstout, which plays from sundown to 1 a.m. Super Nationals open houses planned by Karl, HarrisBOONE, Iowa – Karl Auto Parts and Performance and Victory Chassis, and Harris Auto Racing both host open houses for drivers and fans attending the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Karl, located in the northeast corner of the speedway grounds, will open its doors and serve complimentary donuts and juice during its Customer Appreciation Open House on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 9-11 a.m. Daily prizes to be given away include an 18-volt cordless four tool combo kit on Monday, mobile gear set on Tuesday, eight gallon 4.5 HP shop vac on Wednesday, jobsite radio on Thursday, portable battery pack on Friday and 12-volt cordless drill kit on Saturday. Harris Auto Racing, located at 1775 219th Lane in Boone, will feature its annual open house on Friday, Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon. While enjoying sandwiches, chips and beverages, guests can check out the 2015 Modified and SportMod chassis, as well as the 2015 Terminator Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks.Hope For The Warriors receives donations from Casey’s, IMCA during Super Nationals BOONE, Iowa – Drivers winning heat races and displaying Casey’s General Store decals will generate donations of approximately $5,000 for Hope For The Warriors over the course of the Sept. 1-6 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The Ankeny-based company and presentation sponsor will donate $10 for each heat race won by a Modified, Late Model, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod or Sport Compact driver displaying a Casey’s decal between Sept. 1 and Sept. 5. IMCA will match that amount. Depending on the number of heat races held, Hope For The Warriors President and CEO Robin Kelleher will accept a check for approximately $5,000 on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 6 on the frontstretch at Boone Speedway. Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2006 that assists post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Founded in North Carolina, the organization maintains offices in New York, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Florida. Its representatives cover California, Texas, Illinois, and Wyoming, enabling Hope For The Warriors to maintain a nation-wide presence. Leadership of the organization still remains in the dedicated hands of military wives. The official convenience store of IMCA, Casey’s has supported Hope For The Warriors with previous fundraisers, including a donation at the 2013 Super Nationals. “We are very proud to have established this relationship with Hope For The Warriors and Casey’s General Stores and can’t be more excited to help raise funds to support their mission of restoring self, family and hope,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. Transponders required for Modifieds, Stocks BOONE, Iowa – Transponders are required again for all Modified and Stock Car competitors at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The electronic scoring devices will be used in all races for the two divisions Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 3-6. Drivers will be able to use their own MyLaps/ABM compatible transponder at Boone Speedway or rent one for $30 for the week. Transponders will be available in the pre-tech inspection tent and a driver’s license or credit card will be held for deposit. Transponders will be also be required for Monday night’s Late Model main event, qualifying and last-chance features on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods, and Saturday main events for SportMods and Hobby Stocks. The devices will be installed at no charge to those drivers. MyLaps remains the official timing and scoring system of IMCA and Super Nationals. One-way radios mandatory for all divisions at Super Nationals BOONE, Iowa – One-way radios will be mandatory for all drivers in all divisions competing at the Sept. 1-6 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Numerous one-way devices, such as the Nitro-Bee, are legal for use at Super Nationals; specific information on those devices and channels is to be announced. If they do not already own such a device, drivers will be able to purchase one on Manufacturers’ Row during the week.Fan Zone will be popular Super Nationals locale BOONE, Iowa – Fans looking to meet and greet with their favorite drivers, and maybe score an autograph or even a picture or two, will have plenty of opportunities to do so throughout the week of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The Fan Zone, located south of the main grandstands at Boone Speedway, is the site for numerous events each day of America’s Racin’ Vacation. On Monday, Sept. 1, the Casey’s General Store redraw for starts in the front six rows of that evening’s Deery Brothers Summer Series event will be held at approximately 7 p.m. The Late Model feature winner will sign autographs beginning at about 9 p.m. Card games to determine the starting grid for Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock race of champions events will be held at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, on Tuesday. Monday’s Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod qualifying feature winners sign autographs at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The Sport Compact champion takes their turn in the Fan Zone spotlight starting at approximately 8 p.m. Stock Cars entered in the best appearing car contest will be on display at 1 p.m. and top four finishers from Wednesday’s Modified and Stock Car qualifiers Rochambeau for starting positions and sign autographs starting at 6 p.m. Thursday. Best appearing Modified entires are on display beginning at 1 p.m. and drivers starting that evening’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational are the center of Fan Zone attention starting at 3 p.m. Friday. Qualifiers from the Thursday features for Modifieds and Stock Cars take their turn in the tent starting at 4 p.m. Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions and Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions card games are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday. Modified and Stock Car best appearing entries will be judged during pre-race activities Saturday. Friday’s Stock Car and Modified qualifiers sign autographs at 3 p.m. Career win award presentations to Todd Cooney and Brian Blessington will also be held that afternoon, at a time to be announced. The Casey’s/IMCA heat winner presentation check to Hope For The Warriors will be at approximately 5 p.m.Duffer Nationals Golf Tourney Sept. 5 at Cedar Pointe BOONE, Iowa – All the driving won’t be on the race track during Super Nationals. The 25th annual Duffer Nationals Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Sept. 5 at Cedar Pointe Golf Course in Boone starting at 8:30 a.m. The tournament costs $40 per person to enter, which includes nine holes of golf, a golf cart and lunch. Entries will be taken right up until tee time. Each team must have at least one Super Nationals participant in order to compete. Entry forms for this year’s tournament are available in the Super Nationals section at www.imca.com or you can call tournament director Rich Lange at 515 432-1679. Saturday champions will go home with new Karl engines BOONE, Iowa – Saturday night champions at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals are guaranteed to go home with new engines, courtesy of Karl Performance and Karl Chevrolet. After the final victory lane pictures have been taken on Sept. 6, the engines that powered a Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod to championships will be sold at a public auction in the infield at Boone Speedway. Modified, SportMod or Hobby Stock champions who won titles with crate motors will then receive a new GM 604 or 602 crate from Karl Chevrolet. Drivers who won with claim motors will receive custom built engines from Karl Performance and straight from the company’s state-of-the-art, in-house machine shop. The Modified champion would get a KPM CPH383-60D engine valued at $6,999, the Stock Car champion a KPM 360 spec engine and the SportMod and Hobby Stock champions both a KPM CC355-06F engine. The Stock Car, SportMod and Hobby Stock engines are all built with quality EQ cylinder heads. All engines have been built, dynoed and are ready to race. They’ll be on display on Manufacturers’ Row throughout the week of Super Nationals and presented to the champion drivers following the Saturday auction. “The engine auction is one of the staples of this event and the partnership with Karl has ensured that each Saturday night feature winner will go home with a brand new engine to replace the one being sold,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Their support through this program is tremendous and we are very excited to present the champions with their new power plants.”‘Speedy’ Bill Smith tribute is theme for Super Nationals best looking car contest BOONE, Iowa – Best-looking Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods with a ‘Speedy’ Bill Smith theme will be selected during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Smith, founder and owner of the Lincoln, Neb., speed shop, died on May 30 at the age of 84. Speedway Motors is IMCA’s longest tenured marketing partner and has been title sponsor of Super Nationals for 20 years. Voting will be conducted on Tuesday, Sept. 2 in the Fan Zone south of the main grandstand at Boone Speedway for the Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods; Modified and Stock Car best looking car entries will pull onto the front stretch and be determined by fan acclamation during pre-race ceremonies on Saturday, Sept. 6. Drivers who win best looking car awards but are not qualified for main events will have their cars on display in the Fan Zone on Saturday evening. Winners in each division receive trophies. All entries receive mini-doors. Drivers in all four divisions, as well as the Late Models and Sport Compacts bringing tribute cars to Boone receive $100 gift cards from Speedway Motors. “We’ve had some great looking cars fitting our theme at the past two events and this year should be no different. The tribute to Speedy Bill is very appropriate for this event and one that has a personal attachment for a variety of IMCA racers,” said Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. “We’re looking forward to seeing how creative our members get in honoring a true pioneer and one of the most well-respected men in our industry for over half a century.”
Photo courtesy of Kiran DhillonThe oldest student organization at USC has just appointed its first female director. Kiran Dhillon, a lecturer of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, will now lead the USC Trojan Debate Squad. Dhillon was first hired by USC in 2016 as the assistant director of the Trojan Debate Squad. Gordon Stables, the former director of the debate team, is confident in Dhillon’s ability to continue the program’s legacy.“We were very fortunate to convince her to join the Trojan family and the Debate Squad is well-positioned for a tremendous era under her leadership,” Stables said in an email to the Daily Trojan.Stables also cited Dhillon’s experience in different environments as a notable asset to the debate team going forward.“Kiran is a remarkable debate scholar and a fantastic educator,” Stables said. “She has a very rare combination of skills and experiences with academic debate in a number of settings.”Dhillon will be the program’s 12th director, the first woman since the organization’s first director in 1914.From its inception in 1880 until 1914, the program had no director and was entirely student-run. The role of women in the leadership of academic organizations is a familiar topic to Dhillon. She invoked an article she co-authored in graduate school called “Biological Sex as a Predictor of Competitive Success in Intercollegiate Forensics.” In her work, , she suggests that increased female presence in the mentoring and advisement of these organizations could help bridge the gap between men and women in forensics.The Trojan Debate Squad has consistently ranked among the elite debate teams in the country, with the longest consecutive streak of qualifying for the National Debate Tournament at 53 consecutive years, Dhillon said. They expect to have an even stronger season than last year and are projected to rank within the top five, according to Dhillon.Dhillon has participated in debate since her freshman year in high school. Initially, though, she had her reservations about participating in the debate team. “I attended one debate meeting at 15 years old and I thought I wasn’t coming back,” Dhillon said. Debate, however, began to pique her interest, and she never turned back.“I was thrown in as a newbie straight into varsity which was a scary experience, but I stuck with it,” Dhillon said. “There was something about it that I thought was fascinating. The sheer amount of information research that students were doing at 15 years old was fascinating to me and I thought, I want to learn how to do this, even if it’s hard.”By the time she became a senior in high school, Dhillon said her team became one of the top 16 debate squads in the country. They competed at the Tournament of Champions, an annual debate event held at the University of Kentucky that is considered the most prestigious tournament for high school-level participants.Dhillon continued to debate competitively through her undergraduate years at the University of Iowa. She then began coaching debate as an assistant coach at the University of Northern Iowa during her master’s program.Upon reflecting on her role as the first female director, Dhillon mentioned her family, particularly her three younger sisters. “For my sisters, it sets the tone that whatever they want to accomplish, they’re very well capable of it,” she said.Dhillon emphasized how important it is for all aspiring students to have a grasp of public speaking skills. “It is a theoretical foundation that I believe sets the tone for just about everything that we want to discuss or accomplish,” Dhillon said.
The second round of the First Capital plus Premier League commences this weekend after a month’s break.Seven out of eight matches will be honored on matchday 16 with the Hearts of Oak vs Ashantigold match postponed due to the Phobians continental engagement.The gamesWa All Stars vs WAFA – Wa ParkInter- Allies vs Berekum Chelsea – TemaBA United vs Medeama SC – Sunyani Sekondi Hasaacas vs Bechem United – EssipongAduana Stars vs Liberty Professional – DormaHeart of Lions vs Asante Kotoko – KpandoNew Edubiase vs Great Olympics – ObuasiThe top liner of this matchday is the game at Kpando between Hearts of Lions and Kumasi Asante Kotoko where the Kpando side will be looking to avenge their 4-0 drabbing at the hands of Kotoko in Kumasi. Kotoko have been unbeaten in the last eight games in the league after suffering defeat on match day seven to Ashantigold. Five of the last eight games have been under newly appointed coach David Duncan which has left the Porcupines in fifth place, seven points behind leaders Ashantigold.Hearts of Lions have been impressive at home themselves staying unbeaten in all their seven games at home in the first round winning four and drawing three.In other fixtures:WAFA will travel to Wa to play as guests of W.A All Stars. The corresponding fixture ended 0-0. Both teams will have to do without a couple of players who are on international duty with the Black Satellites. Samuel Tetteh from WAFA and Joseph Adjei and Kofi Yeboah from Wa All Stars. Inter Allies who are without Joseph Aidoo, Patrick Kpozo and Prosper Kasim will play as hosts to Berekum Chelsea at the Tema Sports Stadium desperate to pick the three points after losing 2-1 away to the Sunyani based side.Medeama, buoyed by their eleven goal hitman, Nathaniel Asamoah (pictured) travel to Sunyani to face bottom side B.A United who have recorded victories in their last two home games.The Sunyani side are five points from safety and as a result every point will be priceless for their premier league survival.12th placed Bechem United travel to Sekondi to play Hasaacas after securing a 2-0 victory over the Sekondi based side in Sunyani. The ranks of the Sunyani side has been boosted by the signing of Cofie Bekoe who signed from Libyan side Ittihad. Noah Martey has been impressive for Bechem United this season scoring six goals.It is second versus fifth when Aduana play as hosts to Liberty Professionals. Three points separate this side and there is little to separate these sides. The corresponding fixture ended 1-0 in favor of the Dansoman side. Aduana have increased their firepower for the second round by signing Yahaya Mohammed and he is one to watch in the league.Wonder club Accra Great Olympics have lived to their wonder billing so far this season by engaging the services of former internationals; Richard Kingson, Godwin Attram and Dan Quaye.The Accra side have added Eric Bekoe to their fold who is a proven goal scorer in the league.They play as guests to relegation threatened New Edubiase who will be without the services of Asiedu Attobrah but have the deadly twins of Alhassan Nuhu and Fuseini Nuhu to count on.The first meeting between both sides ended in a 2-2 stalemate.–
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s decision to play in the MLS is paying off nicely.According to the MLS Players Association’s salary guide, the 37-year-old is making an MLS-record $7.2 million in total compensation in 2019 after making only $1.5 million in 2018. The previous mark was $7,115,556 by Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco in 2017 and 2018.Below are the 13 highest salaries in the MLS in 2019: Related News Women’s World Cup 2019: USWNT star Megan Rapinoe responds to celebration criticism Women’s World Cup 2019: 3 takeaways from USA’s record-setting win over Thailand Player2019 total compensationZlatan Ibrahimovic$7.2 millionGiovani dos Santos$6.5 millionMichael Bradley$6.43 millionJozy Altidore$6.33 millionCarlos Vela$6.3 millionBastian Schweinsteiger$5.6 millionIgnacio Piatti$4.44 millionAlejandro Pozuelo$3.8 million Wayne Rooney$3.51 millionJosef Martinez$3.06 millionNicolas Lodeiro$2.5 millionNani$2.49 millionTim Howard$2.48 millionThe MLSPA reported the average base salary for all players this year is $376,174 and the average guaranteed compensation is $417,643. The average salary for senior roster non-designated players increased 13.3% to $345,867 and is up from $138,140 in 2014.
Yahoo Sources: New York Knicks have a one-year, roughly $15 million offer on the table for Marcus Morris who is considering reneging on his two-year, $20 million agreement with San Antonio.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 9, 2019The Knicks, meanwhile, were reportedly targeting Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant this summer, but both stars ended up signing with their cross-town rivals, the Nets.New York then went on to ink Wayne Ellington, Elfrid Payton, Julius Randle, Bobby Portis and Taj Gibson to contracts. NBA free agency news: Spurs re-sign Rudy Gay to reported 2-year, $32M deal Reporting with @MarcJSpearsESPN: Free agent Marcus Morris — who committed to a two-year, $20M Spurs deal w/ player option — is re-considering agreement. Morris is now considering a free agent deal with Knicks, who’ll have additional cap space with reworking of Bullock deal.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 9, 2019The Knicks are expected to have more cap space than originally anticipated because they’re reworking the two-year, $21 million contract they agreed to with wing Reggie Bullock, according to the report. Bullock’s “fitness to play a full season in 2019-20” is in question, but both sides are “motivated to find an agreement with new terms,” the report says.In a brief conversation with ESPN, Bauman was complimentary of how the Knicks handled this emerging situation with Bullock. He cited how accommodating ownership, front office and medical staff had been in dealing with new issues facing deal: “First-class throughout,” Bauman said. https://t.co/vFoTxswQpy— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 9, 2019Morris averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds while shooting 37.5% from 3-point range for the Celtics last season. The Knicks have offered him a one-year, $15 million contract, according to Yahoo Sports. Related News “Our plan wasn’t to create $70 million in room to go after free agents this summer,” Knicks president Steve Mills told the Undefeated last month. “Our plan was to organically build this team through teamwork, drafting well, getting high-character guys that want to compete. The (salary cap) space was a byproduct of that.”The Knicks also selected former Duke star RJ Barrett with the No. 3 pick in the 2019 draft. Dennis Smith Jr. says he’s going to raise his game to the ‘next level,’ lead Knicks to playoffs The Knicks’ interesting offseason continues.Forward Marcus Morris is reconsidering the two-year, $20 million deal he committed to with the Spurs and may sign with New York instead, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources.