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Report: Eagles pay Foles $1 million bonus despite shortfall

Jan 13, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) reacts after throwing an interception against the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter of a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles fell four snaps shy of earning a $1 million bonus this season, but the Eagles reportedly paid him anyway in a good faith gesture. Playing for injured starter Carson Wentz, Foles went 4-1 in five regular-season starts and finished with 357 snaps —…

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John Lewis staff bonus in doubt

Image copyright Getty Images John Lewis says sales in the seven-week Christmas period were 1.4% higher than for the same period last year. However, that may not be enough to secure a bonus for its staff this year, the firm said. Gross like-for-like sales, which strip out the impact of store opening and closures, at its Waitrose supermarkets, were £1.05bn, up 0.3% on last year. The John Lewis department stores themselves saw sales of £1.1bn, up 1% on last year. It said that, although it had the money to pay…

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Ravens’ Weddle set to share $1M bonus with team

Safety Eric Weddle has plenty of reason to celebrate after the Baltimore Ravens qualified for the NFL postseason on Sunday. One million bucks worth of reasons in fact. And he wants to share those dollars with his teammates and coaches. Dec 30, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens safety Eric Weddle (32) celebrates after an interception in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports For making the Pro Bowl and playoffs in the same season, Weddle has finally earned the…

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Ravens’ Weddle eyes $1 million bonus to go with playoff spot

When Ravens safety Eric Weddle takes the field Sunday in Baltimore’s matchup vs. the Cleveland Browns, not only will he be fighting for his team’s spot in the playoffs, but he will also have a seven-figure incentive on the line. FILE PHOTO: Dec 9, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) catches a pass as Baltimore Ravens free safety Eric Weddle (32) defends during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Weddle stands to earn a $1 million bonus…

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Motability charity boss to go after extra bonus revealed

Image copyright Getty Images The boss of Motability Operations is to step down by 2020 following criticism over his pay and a scathing review from the government’s spending watchdog. The report from the National Audit Office revealed Mike Betts was in line for an extra £1.86m bonus on top of already “generous” pay. The firm operates the Motability scheme which provides wheelchairs, cars and scooters to the disabled. Mr Bett’s level of pay was described as “obscene” by MP Frank Field. Mr Field, who chairs Parliament’s Work and Pensions Committee,…

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Richard Scudamore: Premier League clubs asked for £250,000 towards £5m bonus

Richard Scudamore was appointed in November 1999 and has overseen a period of sustained growth All 20 Premier League clubs have been asked for a £250,000 contribution so that the league’s outgoing executive chairman Richard Scudamore can be given a £5m farewell gift. The clubs were asked for the money before a meeting on Tuesday. It is expected they will agree to Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck’s request. Scudamore, 59, who is reportedly paid £2.5m per season, is stepping down next month after 19 years at the organisation. The league’s UK…

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Persimmon boss retained £15m in bonus deal

Image copyright PA The ex-housebuilding executive, Jeff Fairburn – who gave up part of his huge bonus after a public outcry – is facing criticism over the shares he gave back. The former Persimmon boss said he would forego half his shares – but analysis carried out for the BBC found the ones he retained were the most beneficial. The reduction brought the value of his bonus down from £100m to £75m. Although the method used was legal, a more arbitrary cut across all the stock could have brought him…

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Persimmon boss refuses to answer questions about £75m bonus

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPersimmon boss refuses to answer questions about £75m bonus The boss of house building firm Persimmon has walked off in the middle of a BBC interview after being asked about his £75m bonus. “I’d rather not talk about that,” Jeff Fairburn said, when asked if he had regrets about last year’s payout. The £75m, which was reduced from £100m after a public outcry, is believed to be the largest by a listed UK firm. Mr Fairburn has previously said he will give…

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Persimmon boss refuses to answer questions about £75m bonus

Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn has walked off camera during a BBC interview after being asked about his £75m bonus. Mr Fairburn said it was “unfortunate” he had been asked about the payout, which was reduced from £100m after a public backlash. He has previously said he will give a “substantial proportion” of the bonus to charity. Interview by Spencer Stokes, business and transport correspondent for BBC Look North. Source link

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WH Stayers’ Million: Stradivarius wins Lonsdale Cup to secure £1m bonus

Stradivarius has become the first horse to win the Yorkshire Cup, Ascot Gold Cup, Goodwood Cup and Lonsdale Cup in the same season Stradivarius, ridden by Frankie Dettori and trained by John Gosden, wins the Lonsdale Cup at York to land the inaugural WH Stayers’ Million bonus. The £1m prize was announced in January for any ‘staying horse’ that won one of four races in May – including the Yorkshire Cup – followed by the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, the Goodwood Cup and the Lonsdale Cup. “I didn’t feel…

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