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More companies sign deals to secure gas discounts

first_imgThe manufacturers, which include gas-intensive industries such as producers of fertilizer and steel, are slated to receive the cheap gas from 2020 to 2024.According to Wednesday’s signing event, fertilizer maker PT Petrokimia Gresik is to receive the largest share of gas, at 42.4 percent, while national gas distributor PGN and its subsidiaries are slated to receive the second-largest share at 28 percent.Wijaya Laksana, spokesman of fertilizer holding company Pupuk Indonesia, which owns Petrokimia Gresik, told the Post on Thursday that two other subsidiaries were “still undergoing the process” to receive the gas, despite being among the eleven that signed deals the previous month.The large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) enforced by the government to contain the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the productivity of the manufacturing industry, as factories have to limit the number of on-site workers to allow for physical distancing.Read also: Explainer: What does the oil price crash mean for Indonesia?Indonesia’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a gauge of the nation’s manufacturing activities, hit 28.6 points in May, rebounding from 27.5 the previous month, but still far below the 50-point benchmark that indicates growth, market consultancy IHS Markit announced on Monday.Meanwhile, Johnny Darmawan, vice chairman for industrial affairs at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), pointed out that the incentive for cheap gas had yet to be enjoyed by the companies.Johnny had a meeting earlier this week with officials from the Industry Ministry as well as business players from Kadin and the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo).“There are still many companies that have signed agreements but have not received the incentive,” he told The Jakarta Post by phone on Thursday.PGN, in a separate statement on Wednesday, said it planned to distribute the below-market-price gas to industries and gas-fired power plants in Sumatra, Java and the Riau Islands.Read also: Pertamina, PGN cut revenue targets as weak rupiah, lockdown severely hurt businesses“We are confident that, as industries will receive gas at prices lower than before, this will have a positive impact on the domestic industry’s competitiveness,” said PGN president director Suko Hartono.The company is slated to distribute the largest chunk of gas, 35 bbtud, to power plants in West Java, which is Indonesia’s industrial heartland.Topics : The companies are set to receive gas that is priced below the domestic market average of US$8 per million British thermal unit (mmbtu).Read also: 11 companies sign deals to buy gas at lower pricesFor end users, the gas is priced at $6 per mmbtu, while the price is around $4 per mmbtu for distributors, which will resell the gas at $6 per mmbtu.The move is part of the energy ministry’s plan to provide 1,188 bbutd of subsidized gas for 197 manufacturers to spur growth in Indonesia’s manufacturing sector, which makes up one-fifth of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Seven more companies have signed deals with gas producers to receive gas at subsidized prices following similar agreements with 11 companies in May, as the government seeks to boost Indonesia’s manufacturing sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The companies, consisting of a fertilizer maker and six gas distributors, signed letters of agreement (LoA) on Wednesday to secure 231.2 billion British thermal units per day (bbtud) of gas, according to the Upstream Oil and Gas Special Regulatory Taskforce (SKK Migas).“These agreements provide legal and investment certainty over adjusted gas prices following the issuance of several ESDM regulations,” SKK Migas head Dwi Soetjipto said in a statement, referring to the Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry.last_img read more

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Foundation for Pichelin Sports Committee organized.

first_img 28 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet NewsSports Foundation for Pichelin Sports Committee organized. by: – April 24, 2011 Sharecenter_img Photo credit: enginclub.comSome twenty five villagers from Pichelin  met in a follow up meeting to set in place the foundation for the Pichelin Sports Committee, which is expected to be the governing body of sports in that community. The meeting was in keeping with the Sports Division’s drive to organize such committees which will drive the community sports effort and hopefully strengthen and enhance the development of sports in the communities, districts and by extension the Country.The Executive comprises of:President  –  Lex MagloireVice President  –  Barry DarrouxTreasurer    – Kimra AnselmSecretary   –  Dian ThomasAsst Sec./Treasurer –  Gary AndrewP R O   –  Myrtle BellotCommittee Members   :Yannick Registe                               Ronnie Magloire                               Emily GeorgeThe Village Council will nominate a member to sit on the committee, while the Sports Officer will be an ex-officio member.One of the first tasks of the committee will be its preparation of teams and mobilizing of the community to participate in the District Sports Festival in the South Zone on May 15.Abraham BrowneSports Officer South Share Sharelast_img read more

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Thursday tidbits from Boone

first_imgRace of Champions qualifying for Modifieds, Stocks today at Super Nationals BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 4) – Race of champions heats for Modifieds and Stock Cars and plenty of qualifying races for both divisions are on the Thursday schedule at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The first of five Sunoco Race Fuels RoC heats for the Stock Cars is on the track now at Boone Speedway. Twenty Stock Car heats precede half a dozen Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions heats for the Modifieds. Ten Modified heats come next, with a pair of 25-lap qualifying features for the Stocks to follow.Another 20 Modified heats lead up to two more qualifiers, also 25 laps in distance. The top four finishers from each of Thursday’s qualifying features advance to the middle row of Saturday main events. ***Joe German of Aberdeen, Wash., and Medford, Ore.’s Tom Berry Jr. race against each other on occasion in the Pacific Northwest.German drove 36 hours and 2,000 miles and found himself in the same heat as Berry (the 29th) when Modifieds began qualifying on Wednesday. “One of my crew guys came back to the trailer and said Tom was on the front row of our heat. I didn’t believe it,” German said. “I didn’t even know he was coming.” Elected to the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, German became the first driver from Washington State to compete at Super Nationals. He’s much impressed with everything about America’s Racin’ Vacation. “I think it’s awesome. Everyone does an awesome job here,” said German, adding that he’s already met a bunch of good people here in Boone. “I’m impressed, too, that you can get parts right at the track. It takes four or five days to get them at home.” German has been to Iowa just once before, driving through the state at night after picking up a new truck in Illinois. Warnings of a possible tornado on Sunday sent him and his crew to seek shelter in a trailer for a couple hours but all his other experiences here during Super Nationals have been positive.“I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if I was back here next year, whether I was in the All-Star race or not,” he said. “I would like to get a couple other guys to come back with me next year. This is a good time.”He’ll start from the pole in Thursday’s third heat.***He’s won his shares of races and then some. After racing from 30th starting to a qualifying spot in his Wednesday Modified qualifier, Johnny Saathoff is taking aim next at a title that has eluded him: Super Nationals champion. “I’ve won a lot of races from the back but I’ve never had a race like this at Super Nationals,” said Saathoff, a multi-time national champion. “I’ve seen it all and probably done it all on dirt. I’ve won every big race except this one.”Now 51 and in his 35th year of racing, Saathoff’s best finish in 13 previous Super Nationals starts was second, in 2010.“We’ll see if we can get it done this year,” he promised.*Mike Jergens got it done this afternoon, besting Paul Stone in a spirited game of roshambo in the fan zone to earn the pole start in Saturday’s Modified main event, plus $1,000 or so in contingency awards. Lining up behind them in the inside row will be Johnny Saathoff, Aaron Turnbull, Richie Gustin, Troy Jerovetz, Josh Most and Jay Noteboom. ****The number of eligible drivers – 75 – necessitated a format change for Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions qualifying, so the winner of each of 12 Modified heats instead of the top two from each of six heats advanced to Saturday’s event.Heat winners were Rich Lewerke of Mason City; Dustin Smith of Lake City; Keith White of Little River Academy, Texas; John Logue of Boone; Eric Dailey of Armstrong; William Gould of Calera, Okla.; Todd Shute of Des Moines; Mike Van Genderen of Newton; Mason Big Eagle of Manor, Sask.; Levi Nielsen of Mason City; Mike Petersilie of Hoisington, Kan.; and Jesse Sobbing of Glenwood. Lewerke ended a five-year hiatus from racing and won from the back row. Sobbing also started in the back row and won. An 11-time qualifier, Logue won the RoC in 2001. Smith is the defending race winner.Shute is in his career fifth Race of Champions, Dailey and Lewerke both their third and Smith, White and Sobbing both their second. Gould, Van Genderen, Big Eagle, Nielsen and Petersilie are each in for the first time. The Modified RoC pays $1,000 to win, plus lap money, and is a 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event.*Fifty-two drivers competed and the top two finishers from each of five qualifying heats advance to Saturday’s Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions for Stock Cars.Former race winners Mike Nichols (2004) and Kevin Opheim (2008) topped the first two heats, both while qualifying for the Sunoco RoC for the seventh time.By heat, the top two were:1st heat – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan; 2. Devin Smith, Lake City.2nd heat – 1. Kevin Opheim, Mason City; 2. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas.3rd heat 1. Nathan Wood, Sigourney; 2. Michael Jaennette, Newton.4th heat – 1. Scott Pippert, Elberon; 2. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn.5th heat – 1. Todd Reitzler, Grinnell; 2. Travis VanStraten, Hortonville, Wis. Pippert qualified for his second career Sunoco Race of Champions. Guillaume, Jaennette, Mackenthun, Reitzler, Smith, VanStraten and Wood all are in for the first time. The winner’s share of the purse is $500; lap money is also at stake. *The gloves came off for another roshambo session in the fan zone this afternoon and Jerry Gifford got the best of Jay Schmidt to gain the pole start in Saturday’s Stock car main event. “I checked with my fiancée Danielle Walters and went with paper first, then winged it,” Gifford said.“Starting on the pole at Super Nationals is probably at the top of my career highlight list,” he stated. “I’m coming off a track championship here this season and that’s probably second. Gifford led all 30 laps in winning the first qualifying feature on Wednesday. “I focused on hitting my marks and not messing up,” he said. “I thought I had a fast enough car to make it to the end.”***Gifford’s roshambo acumen netted him some neat contingencies.He will line up on the inside row ahead of 2nd qualifying feature winner Jay Schmidt, defending Super Nationals champion Brandon Czarapata, Travis VanStraten, Trent Murphy, Brian Blessington, Abe Huls and Kyle Vanover. Blessington noted that he’d “been practicing night and day,” but still lost his rock, paper, scissors rematch from a year ago with Murphy.***Smith, Tulp are first in Thursday Stock Car qualifiersBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 4) – Devin Smith and Heath Tulp took different routes to victory lane Thursday night at Boone Speedway. One of them will start in the front of the middle row of Saturday’s Stock Car main event at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The rookie Smith led the last 10 circuits in the first 25-lap qualifier of the evening. Shaun Bruns was second and Mike Nichols third; Smith’s older brother David caught Chad Estes for fourth with five laps left. Tulp was promoted from runner-up to winner of the second qualifier when Marcus Fagan was disqualified for failing post-race engine inspection.Damon Murty had restarted at the back of the 30-car field after a lap two caution, made the most of a wide-open top side of the track and ended his night in second. Perry Misner raced from 14th starting to third and Chris Pruitt was fourth. Joining Devin Smith as first-time qualifiers for the Saturday dance are Bruns and Pruitt. Tulp and Misner are both in for the second time, David Smith, Murty and Nichols each for the 10th.They’ll play roshambo in the fan zone on Friday to determine starting spots in the middle row on Saturday. Gilman, Mills rule Thursday Modified qualifiers at BooneBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 4) – Josh Gilman and Chris Mills were Thursday night Modified qualifying feature winners as drivers from five states earned berths in the Saturday main event at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Gilman led the last 17 times around the Boone Speedway oval in winning the first 25-lap qualifier. Mills was in front the last seven circuits of the nightcap, which wound down with a mishap that took three of the top six running cars out of contention and then a tight four-car battle to the checkers. Top four finishers from each qualifier advance to the middle row of the big dance. Gilman passed Kelly Shryock for the front spot and outran the 19th starting Jared Siefert. Ricky Thornton was third and Nick Roberts, the 2012 Super Nationals SportMod champion, drove from 20th starting to fourth. Mills rocketed from fourth to first on the 19th lap. Second-running Tyler Limoges and former champions Todd Shute and Jeff Taylor tangled to set up a three-lap battle to the finish. Defending champion Dylan Smith had started 22nd and took over the runner-up spot with two to go; Scott Drake was third and Troy Cordes fourth.Cordes qualified for his career 12th Super Nationals Modified main event, Drake his seventh and Siefert his fourth. Gilman, Mills and Smith are each in for the third time, Thornton the second and Roberts the first. Friday games of roshambo will determine who starts where in the middle row on Saturday.last_img read more

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McIlroy cheers up fans

first_img Within the message promoting his offer, McIlroy mentioned his feelings on being unable to defend the Claret Jug. He wrote: “Very disappointed to miss this year’s Open Championship but not all’s lost… I want to cheer my fans up by giving away 10 pairs of these Open Championship custom coloured Bose headphones.” McIlroy, 26, has said he does not intend to return to action until he is “100 per cent healthy and 100 per cent competitive”. The 2014 champion was forced to withdraw from the event at St Andrews, which begins on Thursday, after rupturing an ankle ligament playing football with friends last week. But while the Northern Irishman focuses on his rehab, he has offered to give away 10 pairs of headphones to his supporters via his Facebook page. World number one Rory McIlroy briefly hinted at his frustration at missing this week’s Open as he attempted to cheer up disappointed fans.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Cazenovia girls tennis goes 3-1 in four-day stretch

first_imgIn singles, Nova Berger lost, 6-4, 6-3, to Grace Lesselroth, with Baylee Pierce falling to Sophia Frost 6-0, 6-4. But just two games from defeat, Julia Knutsen rallied in third singles to beat Katie Hagrman 4-6, 7-5, 10-6.So began a crowded stretch of four matches in as many days, Cazenovia going to Phoenix last Tuesday and, mixing up its lineup, prevailing again as it handled the Firebirds 6-1.Though Royer, moving to singles,  ran into Brielle DeRoberts and lost, 6-2, 6-1, Pierce beat Mia Graham 6-1, 6-0 and, in a third-set tie-breaker, Knutsen came back to beat Katelyn Carbonaro 4-6, 7-5, 7-6. In doubles, Berger and Galle did not drop a game, nor did Thornton, paired with Pavelchak. Dauenhauer and Sayre handled Amanda Justian and Morgan Kosakowski 6-0, 6-2, while Douglas and Schwartz won, 6-3, 6-3, over Ella Heckert and Mackenzie VanAustin.Then the Lakers faced Bishop Grimes on Wednesday, and though it didn’t win a point in a point in a contested singles matches, Cazenovia swept doubles and claimed a 5-2 decision over the Cobras.Galle and Royer got it going with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Sarah Falgiatano and Sofia Ziankoski. Berger and Schwartz handled Lenora Cedrone and Jenny Morabito 6-0, 6-1, with Sayre and Thornton beating Brina Deppoliti and Nadia Fenu 6-1, 6-2. Pavelchak, paired with Grace Degelth, beat Olivia Coppola and Maggie Eallonardo 6-1, 6-1.The big match was Thursday’s showdown between Cazenovia and Christian Brothers Academy, and the Lakers could only pluck a single point from the Brothers, taking a 6-1 defeat.Knutsen earned that point, rallying in third singles past Lily Geneocco 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, but Berger and Pierce each lost in straight sets. Galle and Royer paired up to face CBA’s star duo of Gieselle Vlassis and Grace DelPino, and the Lakers’ duo took a 6-3, 6-4 defeat.While all this was going on, Chittenango returned to action last Wednesday against Mexico and dominated that match with the Tigers, earning a 7-0 shutout.Anna Rooney’s 6-0, 6-0 romp over Caitlyn Hackett began a singles sweep where Brooke DiFlorio handled Juliana Smith 6-1, 6-0 and Delaney Dawkins won over Paige Masrouri 6-1, 6-1.It went to three sets in first doubles, but the Bears’ Riley Ellis and Sarah Lanphear weathered it to prevail over Juliana Hernandez and Mia Morris 6-2, 1-6, 6-1. Also, Brianna Crystal and Shannon Pitt got past Alana Rice and Grace Schipper 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.Abbie Austin and Allison Soulier got past Alivia Kelsey and Tori Stores 6-2, 6-1, with Leah DeMauro and Jessica Hallock getting past Amita Druce and Shelby Shumacher 6-1, 6-4.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: CazenoviaChittenangogirls tenniscenter_img Giving itself an important boost of confidence, the Cazenovia girls tennis team claimed all of the doubles matches in last Monday’s clash with Westhill, keying a 5-2 victory over the Warriors.Clare Douglas and Alex Galle were dominant for the Lakers, handling Sophia Langdon and Bridget Thornton 6-0, 6-1. Nina Royer and Emma Schwartz had a 6-1, 6-1 win over Delaney and Mikayla Carroll, with Mae Sayre and Emma Thornton defeating Kaley Richmond and Madison Thomas by those same scores.And it took three sets, but Regan Dauenhauer and Katie Pavelchak worked past Isabel Dickinson-Cominolli and Jillian Eckert 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 to complete the doubles sweep.last_img read more

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Sacred Heart coach Bike searches for 1st NCAA Tournament appearance in 35th season

first_img Published on February 26, 2013 at 1:21 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ Dave Bike has never met Jim Boeheim face to face, but of course he knows who he is. Boeheim is the only head coach in the country who’s been at one school longer than Bike has.“I said, ‘You know, I could see myself staying for a long time at a place like Sacred Heart,’” Bike said, looking back on the beginning of his coaching career. “I’ve been pretty content to come to work and enjoy coaching and enjoy the game.”Now in his 35th year as the Pioneers’ head coach, Bike is the second longest tenured head coach in Division I. Bike has reveled and struggled in his share of highs and lows, from winning the 1986 Division-II national championship, to the program’s difficult transition to the Division-I level.As the 65-year-old approaches the soon-looming end of his coaching career, the Pioneers (9-18, 7-9 Northeast Conference) are striving for their first Division-I NCAA Tournament appearance, a berth the team would like to clinch before Bike walks away.“This is my last year and my last opportunity to do so myself,” said senior guard Shane Gibson. “It would be great if my team was the first team to take him there. It’d be something he would never forget.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNow at 529 victories, Bike began this season ranked 20th in wins among active NCAA coaches. He coached his 1,000th game in the Pioneers’ season-opener.Bike admits his career is not far from running its course, but Johnny Kidd, his assistant coach for 13 seasons, said Bike is capable of coaching for much longer.“He can coach as long as he wants, because the guy has a sharp mind,” Kidd said. “He takes care of all the financials – travel, things like that. Most head coaches don’t do that. He does that, and I think that’s what keeps him sharp. He is very meticulous to the penny.”But before Bike was a basketball coach, he had a career in another sport.Bike was an All-New England and All-state basketball selection, and standout baseball player at Notre Dame High School in Fairfield, Conn., but turned down a scholarship to play both sports at Fordham.After the Detroit Tigers drafted him in the eighth round of the 1965 Amateur Draft, he signed a contract, intrigued by the chance to make the majors and the salary that would accompany it.“I always liked basketball better,” Bike said. “But what happened was that I thought that I had a better chance to make the big time in baseball than I did in basketball. Wow, if I did that for five months work, making $7,500 a year, what a life that could bring. Times have changed, huh?”The 6-foot-4 catcher spent eight years in the minor leagues, mostly at Single-A, and reached the Tigers’ major league roster once, he said. In Detroit’s farm system, Bike said, he “went from a prospect to a reject to a suspect” after coming in with high expectations and enduring a “disastrous” slump in 1968.So, when baseball didn’t pan out, Bike knew he could go back to his favorite sport.“I think in sports, to stop playing or stop coaching is the hardest thing to do, to retire in sports,” Bike said. “So being a little bit disenchanted at the time, I decided to retire from baseball and pursue basketball.After four seasons as an assistant coach at Seattle, Bike returned home to Fairfield and SHU – which now includes the building in which he attended high school, he said – in 1978, and hasn’t left since.Bike’s tenure hit rock bottom from 1999-2006, the program’s first seven years at the Division-I level, during which the Pioneers struggled to a 54-141 mark. But the positives of Bike’s 35-year career severely outweigh the hardships.In the 1985-86 campaign, Bike garnered coach of the year honors after leading the Pioneers to a 30-4 record and a national championship – “the highlight” of his career. Also among Bike’s favorites were the regional championships SHU won in the 1980s, all on the road, Bike said, because the Pioneers’ gym was too small to host the four-team tournament.Bike doesn’t know exactly when he will put down the drawing board and call it a career, but he appreciates the experiences he’s had thus far.“It’s been a good run. I enjoyed the university itself. I watched it grow,” Bike said. “I watched the change from Division II to Division I, watched it change from a commuter school to now a very comprehensive university. Like my wife always says, ‘You find a job you like, you never have to work a day in your life.’“Well, I found a job I like, I found a place I love and it’s been a good ride.” Commentslast_img read more

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Diamondbacks sign outfielder Kole Calhoun to 2-year contract

first_img Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By COMMENT Last Updated: 30th December, 2019 23:27 IST Diamondbacks Sign Outfielder Kole Calhoun To 2-year Contract The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday that they have signed outfielder Kole Calhoun to a two-year contract with a club option for 2022. The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday that they have signed outfielder Kole Calhoun to a two-year contract with a club option for 2022.The 32-year-old Calhoun, who lives in nearby Tempe, Arizona, has played eight major league seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, batting .249 in his career with 140 homers. In 2019, he hit .232 with a career-high 33 homers while playing mostly right field.He is a four-time Gold Glove finalist and won the award in 2015.Calhoun could replace Adam Jones, who was the team’s primary right fielder last season but is now a free agent. The D-backs have been active with free agents during the offseason, signing veteran pitcher Madison Bumgarner earlier this month. center_img FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV First Published: 30th December, 2019 23:27 ISTlast_img read more

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How much are Super Bowl halftime show performers paid?

first_imgMORE HALFTIME SHOW: Super Bowl 53 halftime show far from perfect, but it was perfect for this gameThe show essentially acts as a self-promotion event that can boost new album sales and help keep an artist relevant. Last year’s headliner, Justin Timberlake, released album “Man of the Woods” two days before his halftime performance.But due to backlash from the NFL discouraging players from protesting racial inequality, performing at the Super Bowl and by extension associating with the league might not be the public relations booster it once was.In fact, several artists, including Rihanna, reportedly turned down offers to play at Super Bowl 53 in light of the kneeling issue. Maroon 5, the lead performer at this year’s event, had its pre-performance press conference canceled by the NFL on Tuesday. MORE: Best, worst Super Bowl halftime showsMaroon 5, Interscope Records and the NFL donated $500,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America earlier this week as people on social media clamored for the musical group to skip the big game.An online petition demanding Maroon 5 not perform the halftime show to boycott the NFL had accumulated more than 100,000 online signatures as of the Thursday before the Super Bowl. From massive advertising deals to money generated by a week of tourist-centric festivities in Atlanta, the 2019 Super Bowl is a multi-million dollar event benefiting a wide range of individuals. But Super Bowl halftime show performers Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi won’t receive any direct compensation for their work this weekend.Per league policy, the NFL will cover all production costs of the halftime show, which can exceed $10 million, but will not pay the performers.last_img read more

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