Unbelievably tragic news out of Russia this morning, where a plane carrying members of the KHL team Lokomotiv has crashed. Reports vary as to how many passengers were on-board, ranging from 37 to 45, with all but one passenger are reportedly dead. Former Flyers defenseman Brad McCrimmon, the team's head coach, is among the victims according to Russia Today.
Our condolences go out to the friends, family, and colleagues of all the victims.
Puck Daddy's Dmitry Chesnokov has been following the reports out of Russia, and is posting on it here.
Position Title: Intern
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned
1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA
Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.
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Michael Bennett’s time in Philadelphia is getting off to a rocky start.
The Eagles’ defensive end is being indicted for a felony charge in Harris County, Texas, the Harris County district attorney’s office announced.
Because of the indictment, a warrant has been issued for Bennett’s arrest. According to the release, prosecutors are working with Bennett’s lawyers to coordinate a surrender.
The felony charge is for injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic woman who was working at NRG Stadium last year during Super Bowl LI. The news release says that Bennett was there to watch his brother Martellus play in the game, when he allegedly injured the victim.
Michael Bennett allegedly “shoved his way on to the field” during the postgame celebration, when the elderly worker told him to use a different way for field access.
Bennett, 32, is being charged with “injury to the elderly, included intentionally and knowingly, causing bodily injury to a person 65 years or older.”
The penalty for the charge is up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
The Eagles officially traded for Bennett on March 14. They sent receiver Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round pick to Seattle for Bennett and a seventh-rounder.
The Eagles could not immediately be reached for comment.