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Liverpool star earned this astonishing sum of money for his performance last week

Liverpool star earned this astonishing sum of money for his performance last week – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino put on an excellent display against Southampton last week and Mirror Sport have revealed exactly how much the Brazilian earned in bonuses.

Apparently, the former Hoffenheim attacker is on basic wages of around £68,085-a-week. However, he can earn more than double of that amount per week if he keeps performing the way he did against the Saints.

Firmino’s contract at Liverpool states that the South American will pick up £25,000 for each of his first five goals, £45,000 for his goals between six and 10, £65,000 from 11 to 15, and £85,000 from then on.

Also, the Liverpool forward is paid £31,000 per assist. Therefore, the Brazilian earned around £116,000 in bonuses against Southampton.

Firmino scored his 20th goal of the season against Pellegrino’s side and he will be looking to carry that form into the Champions League now.

The Reds travel to Porto for the first leg of the knockout stages this week. Klopp will be hoping that the likes of Firmino and Salah can get on the scoresheet and secure a valuable away lead for his side.

From Sportslens.com – Football News | Football Blog

Rachel Maddow Just Wrecked Trump’s Infrastructure Week

Rachel Maddow used the example of Trump’s acting director who was overseeing rail safety with no experience and a second job as an example of how incompetence and corruption are at the heart of Trump’s “infrastructure week.” Video: Rachel Maddow wrecks Trump's infrastructure week in less than three minutes. #Maddow https://t.co/KgfRoY64OX pic.twitter.com/O9tTJCxpDp — Sarah Reese […]

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David Beckham Sits Front Row at Victoria's Fashion Week Show with Their Kids: 'Proud of Mummy'

Victoria Beckham‘s show at New York Fashion Week was a family affair.

David Beckham and three of the couple’s kids – Romeo, 15, Cruz, 12, and Harper, 6 – sat in the front row at the James Burden Mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side as the fashion mogul presented her Autumn/Winter 2018 show on Sunday morning.

After the models hit the catwalk, Victoria greeted the crowd in a chic all-black ensemble and made sure to give each of her family members a quick kiss.

The entire family put on a stylish display, with the athlete — who recently launched a soccer team in Miami — opting for a classic black suit and tie, and the couple’s two sons wearing long coats. Daughter Harper has clearly inherited her mom’s passion for fashion, wearing a sweet white dress and burgundy coat, and her hair in two French braids.


Noticeably missing? The pair’s son Brooklyn, 18, who moved to N.Y.C. to attend college and study photography. Despite his absence, both mom and dad made sure to give him a shout out on their social media pages.

RELATED VIDEO: Victoria Beckham Regrets ‘Messing With’ Breast Implants

“Kisses x #VBAW18 love u @davidbeckham @romeobeckham@cruzbeckham #harper,” the Spice Girl captioned a black and white still featuring her family. “x miss u @brooklynbeckham #NYFW”

David shared a selfie with his three kids on Instagram and wrote, “Show day… Proud of mummy @victoriabeckham@romeobeckham @cruzbeckham#harperseven we miss you @brooklynbeckham”

But Brooklyn is still a big supporter – he most recently joined his dad in September as Victoria debuted her Spring/Summer 2018 line at Fashion Week in the Big Apple.

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the popular fashion brand, but Victoria is keeping a sense of humor.

“Show break!” she captioned a silly pic showing her legs peek out from the bottom of a bathroom stall where she’s donning white slippers.

Are you loving this fashionable show of family support? Let us know in the comments.

John Stamos Celebrates One Week of Marriage to Caitlin McHugh — at Disney World!

This is just the beginning!

In celebration of their first week of marriage, John Stamos and his pregnant wife Caitlin McHugh decided to take a fun-filled honeymoon to the happiest place on Earth: Disney World.

Clad in matching bride and groom mouse ears, the Fuller House star, 54, posted a photo on Saturday of the newlyweds sharing a sweet smooch in front of Cinderella’s castle.

“#oneweek (and they said it wouldn’t last),” he captioned the loved-up snap, before calling himself the “#happiestmanonearth.”

The 31-year-old model and actress — who is pregnant with their first child — also celebrated their marriage milestone.

“Perfect way to begin our #happilyeverafter,” she wrote, alongside a picture of the pair posing in front of a tower in the park with their celebratory mouse ears. McHugh also let her fans know that there was more to their outfits than might meet the eye.

“Can you guess who we’re #disneybound -ing as? Hint: I’ve painted the walls in the tower in the background,” she added, tipping off Disney fans that the couple was dressed as Flynn and Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled.

McHugh is an active Disneybounder, aka a superfan who dresses up in character at the amusement park.

Stamos and McHugh tied the knot on Feb 3. at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California, a source previously told PEOPLE. The reception was held at Stamos’ home in Beverly Hills.

McHugh wore a white, strapless ballgown with a tulle skirt, while Stamos wore a black tux. A source told PEOPLE, “Caitlyn looked absolutely stunning in a princess dress.”

“They exchanged vows in front of family and close friends. It was a very touching ceremony. There were tears, but mostly smiles. John and Caitlyn looked very happy.”

RELATED VIDEO: John Stamos Marries Caitlin McHugh

After almost two years of dating, Stamos, 54, proposed on Oct. 22, 2017, at Disneyland.

“The happened. Then I said, I better have a ring on her finger because it’s the right thing to do, and I wanted to marry her anyway,” Stamos told PEOPLE exclusively in December. “So I called her parents to ask, and it was like, ‘You better!’”

Before popping the question, Stamos screened a short film that he made of romantic moments from animated Pixar and Disney films, ending the display with The Little Mermaid — which encouraged him to “just ask the girl.”

“She loves Disneyland and , I got on my knee and asked her,” Stamos said. “I pulled the ring out. I don’t know how she did it, but she went to hug me and slipped her finger right in it. When the park closed, we ran around the park in our Disney onesies.”

The pair first met while filming an episode of Law & Order: SVU in 2011, but it wasn’t exactly love at first sight.

“I played a guy who was so egotistical that he thought he should spread his progeny, so he had like 60 kids or something. He was poking holes in condoms and stuff. And Caitlin, ironically, was one of the girls that I was trying to fool and have a baby with,” Stamos explained. “That was a long time ago. She was in another relationship. And we just met back up again. Her roommate was on an episode of Fuller House, and so she was in the audience. I walked in, I went, ‘Hey, are you stalking me?’ She was like, ‘No…’ That’s why I love her. She’s like, ‘What? No. I haven’t thought of you twice.’”

RELATED VIDEO: John Stamos Shares His Love Story with Caitlin McHugh

With the wedding now behind them, the newlyweds will gear up for their next major role — as parents. Stamos said that he and McHugh “talked about” having a baby in the past, and then everything just fell into place.

“We have the same morals and the same values, that all clicked nicely. So we said, ‘Oh, well, maybe we should have a family,’ ” Stamos said.

McHugh suggested, “‘Maybe we should have a kid ’ and I said, ‘Why?’ ” Stamos recalled, revealing she jokingly responded, “Because you’re old.”

The couple are overjoyed to be adding to their family — though they’re keeping mum on the baby’s sex for now — with Stamos admitting that he “always wanted to be a dad” but wasn’t sure it was in the cards until now.

I’ll be a fun dad. I’ve been practicing for a long time,” Stamos said, joking, “I’ve done every schtick you can do with a baby on TV … all the bits and jokes and diaper gags. I’ll probably just do all that stuff.”

McHugh described her new husband as “the biggest, most loving and generous heart of anyone I know.”

“I greatly admire his originality, creativity, ambition, work ethic and humor — all qualities I’m sure he’ll pass down to his child,” McHugh said. “He’s always been wonderful with kids, and I’m sure he will be an amazing father.”

This week in science: up, up, and away!

There’s a lot of stuff under all that ice at the poles. It’s been sealed up for thousands to millions of years. Polar amplification, a feedback loop where the melting ice accelerates its own demise, is rapidly thawing the Artic. That’s bad enough. Now, there’s more reasons to worry:

U.S. government scientists on Monday revealed that the permafrost also contains large volumes of mercury, a toxic element humans have already been pumping into the air by burning coal. There are 32 million gallons worth of mercury, or the equivalent of 50 Olympic swimming pools, trapped in the permafrost, the scientists wrote in a study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. For context, that’s “twice as much mercury as the rest of all soils, the atmosphere, and ocean combined,” they wrote.

Mercury is one of the most toxic substances widely used in ordinary, everyday goods. It can kill, maim, and drive people insane along the way. It was once used in a particularly unsafe way to make felt for items like hats, and this is why many believe it gave rise to the phrase “mad as a hatter.”

Race is a fluid concept. What we see today is mostly just the endpoints of various expansions, mergers, and die offs that happened to occur right before the modern world fixed things into place, for now.
Yes, the Falcon Heavy went up this week with a Tesla Roadster on board headed for the vicinity of Mars. We interviewed Elon Musk about SpaceX—back when it was barely cool—and his plans for the future of space travel, right here.
It’s a record bad flu season. Which is why this is unusually bad medical advice from a public figure who probably knows better:

A Texas-based evangelist with ties to President Donald Trump came under fire this week after video re-surfaced of her telling followers that they don’t need to get a flu shot because “Jesus himself gave us the flu shot.”

This week in the war on workers: What do minimum wage increases mean for jobs?

A study last year claimed that Seattle’s minimum wage had hurt low-income workers, a claim that went against both the vast majority of previous minimum wage studies and Seattle’s booming economy. But a new study, co-authored by UMass economics professor Arindrajit Dube and incorporating 137 minimum wage increases, finds—again—that raises don’t hurt jobs:

On average, minimum-wage increases eliminated jobs paying below the new minimum, but added jobs paying at or above the new minimum. The two changes effectively cancel each other out. […]

The decline in jobs paying less than the new minimum wage is offset by an increase in those paying more. Jobs further up the pay scale are largely unaffected, as economists would expect — the minor fluctuations beyond $4 above the new minimum wage are not statistically significant, the study found.

Yet another data point—or 137 of them—for voters (looking at you, Massachusetts) and lawmakers alike to keep in mind as they consider future minimum wage increases. 

This week at progressive state blogs: Skewing science in Idaho; jettisoning Baumgardner in Colorado

This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Here is the Feb. 3 edition. Inclusion of a blog post does not necessarily indicate my agreement with—or endorsement of—its contents.

At FortBoise of Idaho, Tom von Alten writes—Not the sharpest tools in the shed:

Here we go again, on the way to burnishing our national laughingstock status: after “experts from throughout the state that were working on this issue, some of our best and brightest science teachers and professionals in industry” made another attempt at spelling out standards for science education in Idaho schools… the partisan, “citizen” legislators in the majority of the House Education committee voted again to eliminate those parts of science they don’t care for.

One of them fatuously announced his vague suspicions about the “supporting content” behind the revised standards proposal. He was unmoved by two dozen members of the public taking the time and trouble to come testify before the committee. As was the leader of the anti-science vigilantes, Scott Syme.

“I learned a lot about these standards over the last year,” Syme said. “When we have conclusions over standards, it stifles inquiry, and I don’t think that is the intent of the (State Department of Education) to stifle inquiry.”

Last week, Syme said he didn’t care if students come to the conclusion the Earth is flat, so long as that was the student’s own conclusion.”

I assumed the “supporting content” was some detailed set of demonstrated facts, but Eye on Boise reports it was considerably more direct—and considerably more incomprehensible what was the source of their objection. […]

If this were a reality TV show, it would be droll. But since we compete with countries not hamstrung by absurd anti-science ideology (to which we occasionally send trade delegations to see if they’ll buy our commodities), this is not going to end well.