Report: Ukrainian-American businessmen in Florida linked to Rudy Giuliani

first_imgAs the impeachment inquiry rolls along, there is a Florida connection.The Miami Herald reports two Ukrainian-American businessmen in Florida, Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas, played a key role in connecting Rudy Giuliani to top officials in Ukraine. Miami Herald investigative reporter Nicholas Nehamas joined CBSN to share what he found and how the two are connected to the president.last_img

Video: Real Madrid new boy Kroos gives Ronaldo the runaround in training

first_imgToni Kroos leaves Cristiano Ronaldo chasing shadows in a Real Madrid training session, and doesn’t appear to have endeared himself to his new teammate.last_img

Inside the Warriors’ initial preparation against a first-round opponent that is still unclear

first_imgWant Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter.OAKLAND – On Wednesday night, Warriors coach Steve Kerr and his assistants have a definitive itinerary.“Our staff will gather and try to find a place for us that has three TV’s,” Kerr said.Will the Warriors coaches binge-watch their favorite television shows on an off day? Hardly. Kerr and his assistants plan to view regular-season finale matchups between Utah-Portland, San Antonio-New Orleans, Denver-Minnesota and …last_img

Last chance for World Cup tickets

first_img Of the total tickets still available, 34 000 are in category 4 (the most affordable, reserved for South African residents only), 28 000 in category 3, 23 000 in category 2, and 75 000 in category 1. Fans can check up on’s constantly updating ticket availability chart “For the final there are only about 800 tickets left, but for other matches it’s up to a few thousands”, Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke said in a statement on Thursday. So far, 96% of the total of 2.88-million purchasable tickets for the World Cup have been sold. “The target is to reach about 97% or 98%, which would correspond with the figures from the past Fifa World Cups, and this would make us very happy,” Valcke said. According to Fifa, the additional 90 000 tickets become available for public sale following the finalisation of seating arrangements at the 10 match venues, and after adjustments to the various ticket allocations. “One thing is clear,” said Danny Jordaan, CEO of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa: “This is the last big inventory [of tickets] available for the public.” SAinfo reporter 27 May 2010 Football fans hoping to watch a 2010 Fifa World Cup™ match live have been given a “last chance for glory”. From 9am South African time on 28 May, around 90 000 additional tickets across all 64 matches – including the final, the opening game and the two semi-finals – will become available for public sale. In total, there are still about 160 000 tickets still available for the public via:The official tournament website World Cup call centre hotline, open seven days a week from 8am to 10pm: 083 123 2010 (from within South Africa) or 0041445832010 (international).11 ticketing centres across South Africa’s nine host cities, open seven days a week from 9am to 6pm. Fans will have to show an ID document. Check the ticketing centre locations.18 Shoprite/Checkers sales points, open seven days a week. Fans will have to show an ID document. Check the sales point locations.About 600 FNB branches across South Africa, open five days a week. Here, fans can order tickets, make payment and get ticket confirmation immediately. However, the actual tickets will need to be collected either from one of the 11 Fifa ticketing centres or from one of the 18 Shoprite/Checkers sales points. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

More than just a celluloid Mandela

first_img But the relationship between Mandela and Freeman goes deeper than that, with a friendship of more than 10 years. The actor is also doing important work for the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and has joined the likes of Oprah, Will Smith and Michael Jackson in developing a decided crush on South Africa. Invictus tells the story of how Mandela used the opportunity of South Africa’s hosting of rugby’s most prestigious tournament to build bridges between the races. Newly made president, he deliberately sought to reconcile the previously powerful, conservative Afrikaner community resentful of the new black government with a long-oppressed black majority eager to overthrow symbols of the past – such as rugby. A New York Times review describes Freeman’s performance as having “gravity, grace and a crucial spark of mischief” with a clear understanding of the great man’s character: “Mr Freeman and Mr Eastwood allow us glimpses of a complicated and somewhat melancholy man, carrying the loneliness of his long imprisonment with him and estranged from much of his family.”Nelson Mandela Day Since filming the movie in South Africa in 2009, Freeman has developed an interest in the annual Nelson Mandela Day, declared an international day by the UN in November 2009 to celebrate Mandela’s humanitarian legacy. “He has pledged ongoing commitment it,” said Zelda le Grange, Mandela’s spokesperson and personal assistant. “That kind of commitment is something very few people of his stature show.” Mandela Day urges people across the world to dedicate at least 67 minutes of their time on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday, to volunteer in community work. The 67 minutes represent the 67 years Mandela spent serving his country. To mark Mandela Day 2010, Freeman joined a group of celebrities on a six-day motorcycle road-trip across South Africa to raise awareness of the day and help out in poorer communities, leaving Johannesburg on 12 July and arriving in Cape Town on Mandela’s birthday.Leading through example Wearing a corduroy jacket, aviator sunglasses and peak cap, Freeman said in Cape Town that he hoped Mandela Day would help realise the former president’s dream for a new and just South Africa. “We’re trying to head for a world where there’s peace and where we can teach our children about integrity of this vision,” Freeman said. The celebrities all got their hands dirty working on over a dozen development programmes along the route of their trip, including erecting a fence at an HIV/Aids response centre in Khayelitsha, a township outside the Cape Town. Freeman worked as hard as anyone else. “We were overwhelmed by his dedication and commitment,” said Le Grange. “He has deep appreciation for Mandela’s commitment to social injustice, and that was the reason for his participation – and to help us promote the ethos of Mandela Day by leading through example.”46664 ambassador Freeman is one of many celebrity ambassadors of 46664, Mandela’s campaign to increase global awareness about HIV/Aids and raise funds to fight the pandemic in southern Africa. “Mandela has known Morgan Freeman for many years and they have remained close,” Le Grange says. Invictus premiered in South Africa in December 2009, attracting an audience of over 48 000 in its first three days. Mandela and Freeman watched the movie together. To get the role right, Freeman visited Mandela many times before and during filming. Later, the actor told CNN that Le Grange, Mandela’s wife Graça Machel, ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Mandela’s daughter Zindzi all told him his performance was “wonderful”. This article was published in South Africa Now, a six-page supplement to the Washington Post produced on behalf of Brand South Africa. Download South Africa Now (PDF, 2.12 MB). 29 October 2010 Morgan Freeman is Nelson Mandela. Well, the Oscar-winning Hollywood star played Mandela in Invictus, the Clint-Eastwood-directed drama about the 1995 Rugby World Cup and South Africa’s transition from apartheid to nationhood, earning another Academy nomination for his role.last_img read more

LeBron James delivers as Cavaliers breeze past Bucks

first_imgLeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket during the second half of a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center on October 20, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James has picked up right where he left off last season, scoring 24 points and dishing out eight assists on Friday as the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised past the Milwaukee Bucks 116-97.The four-time NBA most valuable player led the Cavaliers in scoring for the second straight game despite missing most of the pre-season with an injury.ADVERTISEMENT When James started the season he knew it was going to take time to fully recover from a sprained left ankle that limited him to just one pre-season game.He played 37 minutes and drained 10 of 16 shots on Friday in front of a crowd of 18,700 at Milwaukee’s Bradley Center arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I felt better tonight than I did after game one,” said James who scored a team high 29 points in a season-opening win over Boston on Tuesday.“Each game is going to be another opportunity for me to get into game shape,” he added. “Today I am still not where I want to be.” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. out with knee injury LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t tell that to the Bucks, who also had to contend with Kevin Love’s second double-double of the season.Love finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds while Kyle Korver tallied 17, hitting five-of-six three pointers.“This is a huge win as a team,” said James.James injured his ankle after stepping on the foot of rookie forward Cedi Osman during practice on September 27.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 34 points on 15-of-22 shooting with eight rebounds and eight assists for Milwaukee, who lost their home opener and dropped to 1-1 on the season.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH James said the Cavs stuck to their game plan, setting the tone early on defence before getting the offence “popping.”“We know Giannis is going to get his. But we made them make multiple passes, multiple triple drives. We defended.“And then offensively in the second half we started to get that ball popping and had their defence off balance.”Elsewhere, Kemba Walker scored 26 points and Dwight Howard burned his former team for 20 points and 15 rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets rallied from a 20-point deficit to storm past the Atlanta Hawks 109-91. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Read Nextlast_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona make Tottenham striker Kane top choice to replace Suarez

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona make Tottenham striker Kane top choice to replace Suarezby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona have placed Tottenham striker Harry Kane top of their shortlist of names to succeed Luis Suarez.Mundo Deportivo says Barca have launched plans to find a replacement for the Uruguay international – and among the names under consideration, Spurs ace Kane is the top choice.While accepting the chances of prising Kane away from Tottenham appear remote, Barca intend to test the resolve of their chairman Daniel Levy later this year with an offer for the England captain.At 25, Barca see Kane as a future Ballon d’Or winner and a player capable of making a global impact on and off the pitch.But Levy is unlikely to consider any type of sale unless the player, himself, kicks up a fuss. last_img read more

8 days agoArsenal youngster Maitland-Niles: I’ve learnt plenty from Ljungberg

first_imgArsenal youngster Maitland-Niles: I’ve learnt plenty from Ljungbergby Freddie Taylor8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles has praised Freddie Ljungberg for helping improve his game.The former Gunners winger was promoted from U23 boss to assistant first-team coach this season.”There’s quite a few things [I have learnt from Ljungberg] really,” he said. “He knows me as a winger, so attacking-wise he’s helped my game a lot. Defensively, I go to someone else to help me because they’re two different styles that I have to play.”Him personally, he’s pulled me to the side a lot and has shown me different techniques and ways of beating players, ways of crossing the ball and shooting.”It’s helping me and I’m happy to have him around because he’s such a big figure in the team.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Report: 4-Star PF Noah Dickerson Has Asked Florida For A Release From His Letter Of Intent

first_imgNew Florida basketball coach Mike White inherits a Florida program that has been very strong over the last few decades, but he has some work to do to lock down the 2015 recruiting class built by Billy Donovan. Four star Noah Dickerson of Monteverde Academy had been one of the cornerstones of the Gators’ class, but according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, he is looking to reevaluate his college options with Donovan out of the picture.Florida signee Noah Dickerson told ESPN he has asked for his release.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 13, 2015Dickerson committed to Florida back in August, and has offers from Connecticut, Georgetown, LSU, N.C. State, Ohio State, Virginia, and numerous other programs, including much of the SEC. It should be noted that last night, he retweeted a message in support of White getting verified on Twitter.dickersonwhiteRTMaybe Florida still has a chance to finish with Dickerson’s commitment. Either way, he is well within his right to want to reevaluate things after the departure of the coach that he had committed to. We should find out where he will end up fairly soon.last_img read more

Netflix announced a programming deal with US produ

first_imgNetflix announced a programming deal with US producer and distributor Lionsgate today for its soon-to-launch UK and Ireland service.The agreement, which gives the content streaming and DVD service exclusive rights to Lionsgate TV series and movies in the first pay TV window, was widely reported late last year, but only confirmed today.
The deal covers new Lionsgate titles The Expendables 2 and The Hunger Games and library fare including Reservoir Dogs and Saw.last_img