On Tuesday the Miami Dolphins have announced plans to set up a drive-in theater at Hard Rock Stadium that will accommodate up to 230 cars.The drive-in theater will showcase “classic Miami Dolphins content from the team’s 54-year history, classic motion picture films, host commencement ceremonies and other events.”The Dolphins are also introducing an open-air theater that can be used to host small groups for an “intimate viewing experience on the complex’s south plaza.”As Florida begins to reopen, Gov. Ron DeSantis said earlier this month that he was hesitant to reopen indoor theaters, although he said drive-in theaters are “100% fine.”For more information, click here.
August 14, 2020
What a disappointing week it was for two of the tight ends we considered to have such good matchups that they weren’t even sleepers: Jack Doyle and Vance McDonald. Our Week 15 TE PPR rankings suggest there’s still value with Doyle, but McDonald can return to the free agent scrap heap. David Njoku seems like a surefire play this week, but maybe we should look at McDonald as a warning for mediocre TEs in highly favorable matchups.Njoku is facing the same fantasy-friendly Cardinals defense that McDonald did. However, the beliefe is that Njoku is much more talented, despite only playing in three games this year and doing next to nothing in his return from a wrist injury in Week 14. We still like him as the top tight end pickup this week if he’s available in your league, but obviously there’s some risk. WEEK 15 NON-PPR RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIf you don’t have one of the top tight ends this week, you’re probably worrying about TE injuries. Gerald Everett (knee), Greg Olsen (concussion), Evan Engram (foot), Ryan Griffin (ankle), Mark Andrews (knee/thigh), Noah Fant (foot), and Jared Cook (cook) are all hurt. Three of their backups would be worth considering as replacements: Carolina’s Ian Thomas, the Giants’ Kaden Smith, and Baltimore’s Hayden Hurst. If you have any of those seven (or McDonald), it’s worth checking on those three along with Njoku on the waiver wire.WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiverOther than that, it’s a pretty usual week in tight end land. Austin Hooper would raise the most concern heading into a matchup with the 49ers, but Hooper’s target share (six) in Week 14 suggests he’s healthy enough to make an impact down the stretch (and if the Falcons are without Calvin Ridley, Hooper will be more important). There’s an argument to be made to streaming someone like Njoku over Hooper, but there’s also plenty of argument to sticking with your stud and not kicking yourself for going away from him.WEEK 15 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPOne last thing before you get to the rankings: Tyler Higbee looks like more than just a beneficiary of an Arizona matchup in Week 13. He surpassed 100 yards again, this time against the Seahawks on Sunday night. He’ll put up good numbers if he gets a similar opportunity when the Rams travel to Dallas for Week 15.MORE WEEK 15:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tips Reminder: Check back for updates during the week. For more individual tight end analysis, click here.MORE WEEK 15 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderWeek 15 PPR Rankings: TEsThese rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.RankPlayer1George Kittle, SF vs. ATL2Travis Kelce, KC vs. DEN3Zach Ertz, PHI @ WAS4Hunter Henry, LAC vs. MIN5Darren Waller, OAK vs. JAX6Mark Andrews, BAL vs. NYJ7Tyler Higbee, LAR @ DAL8David Njoku, CLE @ ARZ9Jacob Hollister, SEA @ CAR10Ian Thomas, CAR vs. SEA11Austin Hooper, ATL @ SF12Jack Doyle, IND @ NO13Jared Cook, NO vs. IND14Dallas Goedert, PHI @ WAS15Noah Fant, DEN @ KC16Mike Gesicki, MIA @ NYG17Kyle Rudolph, MIN @ LAC18Jason Witten, DAL vs. LAR19Jimmy Graham, GB vs. CHI20O.J. Howard, TB @ DET21Dawson Knox, BUF @ PIT22Kaden Smith, NYG vs. MIA23Jordan Akins, HOU @ TEN24Darren Fells, HOU @ TEN25Cameron Brate, TB @ DET26Jonnu Smith, TEN vs. HOU27Jesse James, DET vs. TB28Tyler Eifert, CIN vs. NE29Benjamin Watson, NE @ CIN30Irv Smith Jr., MIN @ LAC
January 12, 2020
Amerindian land titling …32 extension applications pendingFollowing concerns of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) that the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government has been dragging its feet over Indigenous land titling, it has been disclosed that only five demarcations have been completed under the current Administration. This number is in disparity with the overall 93 villages that have been demarcated overall.Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock made this admission via written responses to the Opposition in the National Assembly last week. Allicock also admitted that some 32 villages have pending applications for extensions.Minister Allicock had previously revealed that only 26 per cent of the Amerindian Land Titling Project had been completed.This prompted members of the PPP/C side of the House to call out the Government for being unable to issue new land titles since taking office in 2015. In the written responses presented by the subject minister, he revealed that US$2.9 million out of a US$10.7 million agreement for the implementation of the Amerindian Land Titling and Demarcation Project was spent. This project, which concluded in 2016, came under the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS).Allicock further outlined that US$1.4 million or 53 per cent of expenditure was spent on demarcation while another 43 per cent was spent on grievance redress mechanisms, information management and project management. However, it was during a sitting before members of the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Natural Resources in May when the subject Minister observed that no new titles or extensions were issued. As such, the PPP/C asked the Minister how many communities applied for titles or extensions and he responded that only five demarcations were completed under Government’s tenure.These included a 2015 application for Batavia, which was completed in 2016, and completed demarcations of Tuseneng, Chinoweing and Paramakatoi, as well as Four Miles, which had been in the process of being demarcated. When further questioned on those communities awaiting demarcation during the period under review, the Opposition was told that 10 villages have not been demarcated. Minister Allicock’s explanation was that consent was not provided by these villages.He also noted that some 32 villages have applied for extensions to their original demarcated areas while six villages have applied for recognition to be demarcated as village entities. In total, 93 villages have been demarcated. The Minister said in his written responses that as time progressed, each demarcation case would become “more difficult and complex”, since mining concessions which were allocated over time have infringed on “rights, title and interests” of the Indigenous.Questioned on how the remaining funds for the project will be allocated, Allicock said that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) sent an intermediate extension request for December 31, 2018 to the Ministry of the Presidency to allow for consultation. Members of the National Assembly were also told that stakeholder consultations started with the Ministry; Indigenous Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs); UNDP and the National Toshaos Council (NTC) on October 11 to chart the way forward and determine, among other things, the extension deadline.The Kingdom of Norway provided the US$10.7 million for the project in 2013 under the PPP/C Government for the project.The NTC has repeatedly criticised Government for failing to issue the titles, although Government had said that it needed an extension on the life of the project. Opposition Member of Parliament and former Amerindian Affairs Minister Pauline Sukhai had argued strongly that from the information provided on the project, it seemed that the land titling process was at a standstill. Allicock had denied that the Government was dragging its feet on the matter.