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first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Bologna midfielder Orsolini: Mihajlovic always in touchby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBologna midfielder Riccardo Orsolini says coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is always in touch.Mihajlovic was diagnosed with leukaemia in July, so spent all of pre-season and most of the campaign so far in hospital undergoing two courses of chemotherapy.“Don’t worry, the boss can make himself heard even when he’s not physically present,” winger Orsolini told DAZN.“He gave us a good telling off even on Skype! We had some cameras installed at the training ground that allow him to watch our sessions live and give us corrections in real time.“He might not be physically with us, but he never leaves our side nonetheless.” last_img read more

first_imgAlberta’s Opposition Leader Jason Kenney said the federal judges who overturned approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are out of touch with the real world.He said Notley has not helped matters by prematurely celebrating the construction of the pipeline while imposing a carbon tax in the mistaken belief it would provide so-called “social licence” that would persuade environmental opponents to stand down.The Trans Mountain line has dominated Alberta politics in the last year and it, along with everything it represents, including Alberta’s carbon tax, is expected to overshadow all other issues in a spring election.Notley has said Alberta’s commitment to environmental stewardship, expressed through its carbon tax and commitment to phase out coal-fired electricity along with other green initiatives, allowed Trudeau’s government to follow through on its commitment to get the pipeline built. “This ruling is bad for working families and it is bad for the security of our country, the economic security of our country,” Notley told a news conference Thursday.“It is a crisis.”Notley called on the federal government to immediately appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court of Canada. She said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must also call an emergency session of Parliament to fix the process so that the pipeline can be built.Until that happens, Notley said the province will remain outside the federal climate plan.“Let’s be clear, without Alberta, that plan isn’t worth the paper it’s written on,” she said.The federal government has said it is reviewing the court decision and plans on pushing forward with the project. To that end, the federal government bought the project for $4.5 billion when owner Kinder Morgan Canada wavered this spring.The pipeline is also a financial lifeline for Notley’s government, which has been running multibillion-dollar deficits while avoiding introducing a sales tax or making significant cuts to the budget.The province has budgeted for increased pipeline access to drive non-renewable resource revenue to more than double to $10.4 billion by 2024 to balance the budget.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)center_img EDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she’s pulling the province out of the federal climate change plan.The move comes after the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which would have doubled the line from Edmonton to the B.C. coast and tripled the amount of oil shipped to fetch a better price on overseas markets.The panel of three judges cited a lack of consultation with Indigenous groups and a failure to address the impact of increased tanker traffic on the endangered southern resident killer whale population off the coast of B.C.last_img read more

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party and the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) on April 12 announced firming up an alliance in Haryana to fight on all 10 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The JJP was launched by former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala’s grandson Dushyant Chautala, following a power struggle in the state’s main opposition INLD last year. The JJP was formed in December last year following a split in the family of former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, who heads the Indian National Lok Dal. Senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said the JJP will fight on seven seats. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDushyant Chautala said he would decide on his party’s candidates for the seven seats in the next two to three days. “Jhadu (AAP’s election symbol) and chappal (JJP’s poll symbol) will remove obstructions and emerge victoriously, and together they will defeat the BJP and Congres,” Chautala said. Arvind Kejriwal has proposed an alliance between the AAP, JJP and the Congress but the grand old party rejected the proposal. Gopal Rai said, “If the Congress is confident of winning in Punjab without an alliance, AAP is also capable of winning all the seats in Delhi on its own. I would like to ask Surjewala if Congress had forgotten about its loss in the bypoll in Jind.” He said that Congress seemed to be self-obsessed and is in a state of confusion. “AAP took the decision to contest on 35 seats in different States as it felt it could defeat the BJP in these seats. The Congress, however, is ready to lose these seats as it is reluctant to form an alliance,” Rai said.last_img read more

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue questions an official’s call during a game on Feb. 8 at in Cleveland. Credit: Courtesy of TNSFifty-two years.That is the amount of time since the city of Cleveland has been able to lay claim to a professional sports championship. Fifty-two years of long, agonizing pain for most Cleveland sports fans. However, a dawn seems to be coming.This year’s Cleveland Cavaliers look poised to be the city’s best chance in the past couple decades to defeat a sports curse that has plagued the town for the better part of the past century.The Cavs came as close to a championship in 2015 as any Cleveland team since the Indians lost in the bottom of the 11th inning in Game 7 of the 1997 World Series to the Florida Marlins. They lost in six games to the Golden State Warriors in a series in which they were hampered by injuries, playing without stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving.This year, the Cavaliers have had their ups and downs. Former coach David Blatt was fired about a month ago despite leading the team to a 30-11 record to start the season. Assistant coach Tyronn Lue was promoted to the head role, and the team is 10-4 since the move.Lue’s promotion, seemingly, was put in motion in order to counteract the Warriors’ offensive juggernaut, as many expect the two teams to meet again in the NBA Finals come June. Lue has stressed a more up-tempo offense, and it’s worked, evidenced by an increase in scoring from 101.4 points per game to 107.3 under the 38-year-old rookie coach.Although the team did not necessarily have bad conditioning before the coaching change, Lue has stated on many occasions that the Cavaliers need to get in better shape.This is something Cleveland will need if it goes up against the Warriors — a team that averages an astonishing 115.0 points per game and usually has five players on the court who can run in transition.One thing the Cavs have focused on is incorporating Love into their offense more. At times, Love looked out of place in Blatt’s offense, and he was visibly frustrated when he did not receive the ball.The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) puts up a shot during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant in Cleveland on Feb. 10. Credit: Courtesy of TNSUnder Lue’s offense, Love has seen an increase in touches, both in the post and at the elbow.Love is especially dangerous at the elbow, where he is able to hit the mid-range jumper. In the post, he has success backing down his defender for a baby hook near the block or pass to open shooters like J.R. Smith and Richard Jefferson that spot up on the 3-point line.Channing Frye, who was recently acquired in a trade from Orlando, looks to play a pivotal part in the Cleveland offense as well. A 6-foot-11 post who shoots 3-pointers well, Frye playing alongside Love would give James four different options to kick the ball out to when he’s driving to the rim.Not surprisingly, a game plan to stop the Warriors first starts with containing Stephen Curry. Curry, the reigning MVP, is averaging 29.8 points per game this year and has terrorized the league from the 3-point line.Matthew Dellavedova proved capable at times guarding Curry in last year’s Finals. The key to his performance, and something the Cavs need to emulate again, is constant pressure on Curry. Whoever guards Curry has to pick him up right as he crosses half court and not leave his side until the rebound is secured.Additionally, if the Warriors do employ their small-ball lineup, Cleveland needs to use its size to gain an advantage on both the offensive and defensive boards.After losing to the Warriors last year in the Finals and both games this season, including a 132-98 blowout, the Cavaliers will undoubtedly have one eye on the Finals as they finish the season and head into the postseason.One could argue that Cleveland needs to focus on one game at a time. It’s a valid point, as the Cavs have  a tendency at times this year to play down to the level of their opponents, namely a 106-97 loss to a Charlotte Hornets team playing with neither Al Jefferson nor Kemba Walker.However, the Cavaliers have shown they can make quick work of Eastern Conference foes in the playoffs. Besides perhaps the Toronto Raptors, no team poses a real threat to Cleveland’s hopes for back-to-back Finals appearances.Most importantly, the Cavaliers need to stay healthy. Fans and analysts alike have questioned, “What if?” in regards to Love and Irving’s absences in the Finals last year. Irving has a history of being injury-prone, so his minutes will need to be monitored as the Cavaliers advance deep into the playoffs.Despite what many say, the “Cleveland Curse” is real. Fans of the Cavaliers, Indians and Browns have gotten their hearts broken time and time again whenever it seems a championship run is impending. However, it is very possible that this just might finally be the year that the city of Cleveland can forget years of misery and rejoice as the Cavaliers bring home a championship. read more

Bloomberg TV to Live Stream on Twitter

first_img A source familiar with the situation tells Folio: that there will be an advertising component in this deal. Via Twitter’s Amplify platform, brands can purchase pre-roll ads to play before non-live clips, and there will also be an option for in-stream ads, similar to a 30-second TV spot. Bloomberg Media and Twitter will share the resulting revenue, although the exact breakdown was not disclosed. “Twitter is one of the fastest ways to find out what’s happening in global business and financial markets, and to engage in the live commentary about it,” Anthony Noto, Twitter’s chief financial officer, said in a statement. “Partnering with Bloomberg will give people on Twitter the best way to see live financial markets performance combined with the live commentary on the underlying drives and implications.” The revenue growth and partnership with Twitter are both in line with Bloomberg Media’s push to expand digital video, announced at NewFronts this year. The publisher also revealed that its VidPlus program will allow marketers to purchase ads that pop up briefly during an online video, similar to how ads will be incorporated in its live videos on Twitter. “By partnering with Twitter, viewers from all over the world will now be able to leverage a powerful, real-time platform to consume and react to the news, accelerating our position as a leader in global business video, and offering new and innovative opportunities for our marketing partners,” Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith said  in a statement. This is the third video live streaming deal for Twitter in a week. It first broadcasted live coverage of the Wimbledon tennis finals. Then on Monday, the company announced it will stream live video coverage of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, in partnership with CBS.   The TV programs that will be featured include “Bloomberg West,” the network’s technology program, “What’d You Miss?,” a daily recap of the most important stories in global financial markets, and “With All Due Respect,” a program which provides analyses of the current election cycle. Additionally, Twitter will also stream Bloomberg’s markets coverage. Currently, Bloomberg Television is available in over 360 million households, across more than 70 countries. The company already offers live streams of the programs on its own digital and mobile properties, and also partners with Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. In May of this year, according to comScore, over 18.4 million unique viewers watched Bloomberg TV programs, with 411 million streams. While many publishers are zeroed-in on Facebook Live as a platform for live streaming videos, Bloomberg Media appears to be exploring a different route. Today the company announced a partnership with Twitter, live streaming select Bloomberg TV programs via the social media platform. The deal is expected to go live sometime in the fall, a source tells Folio:. The deal comes in the wake of an announcement made by Smith that revealed the company’s TV revenue is up 15 percent and, thanks to video and custom ad sales, digital revenue is also up 15 percent.last_img read more

first_imgA live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp will launch on Disney Plus this year. D23/Disney Disney has released the first trailer for its upcoming live-action Lady and the Tramp remake. We got a look at the footage at Disney’s D23 Expo Friday. It’s set to hit small screens when the Disney Plus streaming service launches on Nov. 12.The entire cast of dogs for Lady and the Tramp is made up of rescue animals. All were adopted when filming wrapped. OMG the dogs from Lady and the Tramp on stage. They are so adorable. We want one. @disneyplus @DisneyD23 #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/lYbfPCuHJq— MiceChat (@MiceChat) August 23, 2019 26 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Disney Plus TV and Movies Culture Folks, they brought out the dogs at the D23 Expo. Because of course they did. Post a comment 0 Yvette brings on stage the two stars of Lady and the Tramp, the cast was comprised of rescue dogs, adopted by members of the cast after production. @disneyplus #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/vC4WsIOYGb— ED92 (@ED92live) August 23, 2019center_img In the reboot of the 1955 animated film, Lady will be voiced by Tessa Thompson and Tramp by Justin Theroux. The cast also includes Janelle Monae as the voice of Peg, Kiersey Clemons as Darling, Thomas Mann as Jim Dear, Yvette Nicole Brown as Aunt Sarah and Sam Elliott as the voice of Trusty.D23 runs from Aug. 23 through Aug. 25 in Anaheim, California.The Disney D23 Expo runs through Sunday, Aug. 25. Be sure to check out coverage from sister sites GameSpot, TV Guide and ComicBook.com. 1:29 How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order Everything we know about Disney Plus Disney Plus: Release dates, prices, shows and movies to expect on the streaming service Tags Share your voice Disney Plus Disneylast_img read more

first_imgA disgruntled public utility employee opened fire on co-workers at city offices in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Friday afternoon, killing 12 people and wounding several others before he was fatally shot by police, authorities said.Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera said the mass shooting in the coastal resort city began as the gunman entered the public works and utility building at the city municipal centre and “immediately and indiscriminately fired upon all the victims”.The chief later said that the suspect engaged in a “long-term gun battle” with law enforcement officers as police confronted him inside the building. One police officer was wounded in the shootout, but his bullet-proof vest saved his life, Cervera said.The police chief said the suspect was armed with a .45-caliber handgun equipped with a “sound suppressor” device and was reloading his weapon with extended ammunition magazines as he moved through the building. Authorities said the gunman ultimately was shot by police and was pronounced dead at a hospital.Cervera said the suspect was a longtime public utility employee and described him as “disgruntled,” but declined to say more about what may have precipitated the attack.The shooting was believed to be the deadliest act of workplace gun violence in the United States since February, when a factory worker shot five colleagues to death in Aurora, Illinois, just after he was let go from his job.(Apart from the headline, the story has not been edited and is published from a syndicated feed) https://data1.ibtimes.co.in/en/full/715513/virginia-beach-shooting-12-killed-multiple-injured-after-gunman-opens-fire-govt-building.jpgVirginia Beach shooting: 12 killed, multiple injured after gunman opens fire at govt buildingIBTimes INcenter_img Authorities said the gunman ultimately was shot by police and was pronounced dead at a hospital.Reuterslast_img read more

Latino Voters Sue To Replace Texas Judicial Election System

first_imgA group of Latino voters has filed a lawsuit, charging that Texas’ system of electing statewide judges violates federal law.The Supreme Court of Texas and the state’s Court of Criminal Appeals each seats nine judges, chosen in at-large, partisan elections. Currently, there are only two Hispanic judges on those top two courts, one on each, even though Latino citizens make up more than a quarter of Texas’ voting age population.“Our analysis of the elections in Texas for those two courts shows that there’s a high degree of racially polarized voting,” says attorney Jose Garza, who filed the suit in a U.S. district court in Corpus Christi.Garza says the state’s current method of electing judges violates the Voting Rights Act by diluting Latinos’ voting power. “There have been very few Latino elected candidates to those courts, and in the last couple of decades, every candidate that has been the choice of Latino voters has lost,” he says.According the lawsuit, only five out of the 76 justices to serve on the Texas Supreme Court since 1945 have been Latinos, while only two of the 48 judges to serve on the Court of Criminal Appeals over the same period have been Latinos.The suit aims to replace the at-large system with one that elects judges by single-member geographic districts. It names Governor Greg Abbott and Secretary of State Carlos Cascos as co-defendants. Houston Public Media reached out to both Abbott’s and Cascos’ offices, as well as that of State Attorney General Ken Paxton for this story. All three offices declined to comment. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:19 X Listen Sharelast_img read more

Judge Sides With City Of Houston In Term Limits Lawsuit

first_img X Share Listen 00:00 /00:47 The issue goes back to November 2015, when Houstonians voted to extend the terms elected officials in the city serve. The change was from three two-year terms to two four-year terms.The lawsuit, filed shortly after that election, alleges the language on the ballot was misleading because it made it sound like voters were reducing terms.After several rulings on technicalities, today’s ruling was on the merits.Plaintiff lawyer Eric Dick said he expected it from Judge Randy Clapp, who said the language was “inartful” but not misleading. “Although I appreciate his opinion, it doesn’t really matter,” Dick said. “Whose opinion matters is the Supreme Court of Texas, who has twice struck down the language for the city of Houston for being misleading.”He was referring to two other recent ballot language cases against Houston – one regarding the now defunct Houston Equal Rights Ordinance and the other about a citywide drainage fee.In a statement, the city of Houston said, “the new term limits as adopted by the voters remain in place.”The plaintiffs have 30 days to file an appeal.MORE: David Branham of UH-Downtown Discusses Term Limits Case To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /12:24 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen Florian MartinPlaintiff lawyers Eric Dick and Andy Taylor, from left, make their case against the city’s term limit referendum before Judge Randy Clapp Friday, May 11, 2018A judge in the Harris County District Court has ruled in favor of the city of Houston in a lawsuit against its new term limits.last_img read more

Remembering the Godfather of GoGo

first_imgThe District of Columbia held its 2nd Annual Chuck Brown Day on Aug. 20 at Chuck Brown Memorial Park in Northeast D.C. Their patrons got to listen to the Chuck Brown Band, participate in fun activities and pay homage to the Godfather of Go-Go music. D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton designated Aug. 22 – Brown’s birthday – as Chuck Brown – Day in D.C.last_img