Monday, November 28, 2016

Ben-Hur - A Classic Biblical Epic of War and Brotherly Love

A well-established Alabama franchise restaurant executive, Ramon Arias maintains a high profile in the Birmingham community. With a strong interest in developing human skills, he emphasizes employee satisfaction in his Bessemer, Alabama, entrepreneurial activities. Ramon Arias has a passion for cinematic classics set realistically in historical eras and is a particular fan of Ben-Hur.

Set in the Holy Land during the time of Jesus Christ, the 1959 film earned 11 Oscars and catapulted the career of leading man Charlton Heston. The narrative centers on Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince who grows up with Messala, an adopted brother in Jerusalem occupied by the Romans. 

Messala ultimately betrays Ben-Hur falsely to the Romans, which begins an arduous journey on a slave ship plying the Mediterranean and, ultimately, a return to Ben-Hur’s homeland. The movie climaxes with a chariot race to the death between Judah and Messala, who now holds a leadership position with the Romans, in the Colosseum. 

Set just after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the movie concerns itself with struggle and redemption, and through its focus on the enduring bond between the siblings, it reinforces the idea that human affection is indeed tenacious.

Friday, November 4, 2016

University of Alabama Football Recognizes Nine Players

Ramon Arias serves as president of the award-winning pizza franchise Bravo Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama. An avid sports fan and alumnus of the University of Alabama, Ramon Arias enjoys watching collegiate football, specifically University of Alabama football.

The University of Alabama, which is approximately 58 miles from Birmingham, is represented by the Crimson Tide football team, whose coaching staff recently recognized nine football players after a dramatic 48-0 win over Kent State University’s Golden Flashes. On defense were Ronnie Harrison, Minkah Fitzpatrick, and Keith Holcombe; Harrison recovered a fumble, whereas Holcombe performed a career-high six tackles. 

Meanwhile, Jonah Williams, Joshua Jacobs, and O.J. Howard successfully played offense, with Howard scoring his first touchdown of the 2016 fall season. Jacobs caught two passes for 23 yards, and Williams acted as anchor, effectively preventing a sack. 

As punters, Xavian Marks, Adam Griffith, and JK Scott secured extra points and field goals. Learn more about the Crimson Tide by visiting and following @AlabamaFTBL on Twitter.