Report: White Sox offered Manny Machado 7-year, $175 million contract

The Chicago White Sox have reportedly offered coveted free agent Manny Machado a $175 million, seven-year contract, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.

At first, second, and third glance, that number stands out as a staggering underpay. It also contradicts an earlier report that detailed a contract offered to Machado worth upwards of $250 million over eight years.

The 26-year-old infielder notched 37 home runs as well as 107 RBIs last season as a member of the Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers, and has been named an all-star four times throughout his career. In short, he’s been among baseball’s best players for a while now.

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Machado, along with Bryce Harper, headline the MLB’s free agent class this off-season and theories have abounded over why the two remain unsigned.

As is the case with all contract offer leaks, information doesn’t surface without a purpose. Perhaps its a power-move from the White Sox, daring other teams to put their best offer on the table. Or perhaps it originated from Machado’s camp as a bid to entice more competition between prospective buyers.

The through line of either possibility is simple: Discussions from here on out, no matter who they’re with, are sure to ramp up. Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in less than a month.

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Source:: Sportsnet.ca

      

2018 Ocean Temperatures Were The Hottest On Record

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Last year was the hottest year on record for the earth’s oceans, according to a new report.

A team of international scientists found that 2018’s ocean temperatures beat the previous year’s record-setting temperatures, continuing a recent ocean warming trend. Global record keeping started in 1958.

The study’s authors say ocean heating is solid proof of climate change, and that the findings are a “major concern” for both the scientific and global communities.

It’s the same group of researchers that published a report last week showing that the world’s oceans are heating up faster than previously thought.

Warmer oceans can cause issues like rising sea levels, heavier rainfall, stronger storms and melting polar ice.

In fact, a separate study released earlier this week found that Antarctica’s ice sheet has been melting over the past four decades at an alarming rate.

In November, a government report laid out some of the projected impacts that climate change will have if the U.S. doesn’t change its environmental policies. The report warned about risks to human health, the economy, infrastructure and more.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

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Steve Carell starring in Netflix series about President Trump’s Space Force

Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, best known for producing the American version of The Office, are teaming up for a new workplace comedy, and this time, they have their eyes set on space.

Space Force is a series about a group of “people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services,” known simply as the Space Force, according to a tweet from Netflix. Space Force takes its inspiration from President Trump’s proposed new military branch of the same name. Trump called for the creation of a Space Force in June 2018.

“I’m hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces,” Trump said at the time. “That’s a big…

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Source:: The Verge – All Posts

      

Kohl’s sends out letters wooing the parents of prospective interns as it battles in retail’s ‘war for talent’ (KSS)

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Kohl’s sends out offer letters to the applicants accepted for its college internship program.
Todd McClement, the director of talent acquisition at Kohl’s, told the audience at National Retail Federation’s 2019 Big Show that his company also mails letters to candidates’ parents.
The Kohl’s executive explained that parents often have a major influence on students’ internship decisions.
“I’ve had students come back and say, ‘I accepted the job at Kohl’s because of this letter,'” McClement said.

NEW YORK CITY — Kohl’s doesn’t just try to win over promising young candidates through its college internship program.

The retailer strives to impress their parents, too. Todd McClement, the director of talent acquisition at Kohl’s, spoke on Monday about his company’s unique, parent-focused recruitment strategy during the National Retail Federation’s 2019 Big Show in Manhattan.

Every successful college internship applicant gets an offer letter from Kohl’s in the mail. Their parents receive a matching note and an informational packet, letting them know that their son or daughter was selected for the program over “tens of thousands of students.”

McClement said that his talent team found that “parents are such important contributors to a student’s decision on ultimately where they go to work after they graduate.”

But when his team members came up with the idea of mailing offer letters to the parents of prospective interns, McClement said his initial response was a resounding “no.” At the time, he said he felt that applicants needed to “stand on their own.”

McClement’s team didn’t back down.

“They did it anyway, which I love about them,” he said.

The Kohl’s executive said that he came around after a successful pilot program, which resulted in “parents reaching out to us, telling us how amazing” the letters were. He said that the company always asks permission before sending a letter …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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