The cast of “Bobbi Kristina” says the film comes from “a place of love and respect”

first_img Related Cast of “Bobbi Kristina”; Photo Courtesy of TVOne(NEW YORK) — It’s only been two short years since the untimely death of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina.Sunday, TV One will attempt to bring her tumultuous story to life with their original movie, Bobbi Kristina.While the film’s expected to honor Bobbi Kristina’s legacy, it’s come under intense criticism from Bobby Brown.Vivica A. Fox, who plays Pat Houston in the biopic, says she spoke to Brown.“I did see Bobby and he let me know he wasn’t happy with us doing the film,” Fox tells ABC Radio.“And my reaction to him was, ‘Bobby, give it a chance. Trust me. Knowing that the majority of the cast knows you — has respect and love for you and Whitney — we’re not going to do nothing to make you look bad.’”Fox says Brown’s reaction was “him being a natural protective father.”She says TV One also “reached out and communicated with him to look at the film.”Hassan Johnson, who plays Brown in the film, agrees with Foxas, adding that Brown should understand that the film comes from “a place of love…and.. respect.”“I came with all the sincerity and consideration in the world, for what Bobbi has been through, with the loss of his wife and his daughter,” Johnson explains.  “So I just felt like it was a duty to do him some justice and to represent.”For the youngest star of the film, Joy Rovaris, who plays Bobbi Kristina, the biopic was a “personal” project.“I’ve always been such a Whitney fan that…it felt personal to me,” she explained.  “I just wanted to make sure it wasn’t anything exploitative or that would shed a bad light.”Bobbi Kristina airs Sunday, October 8 at 7 p.m. ET on TV One.ABC Breaking News | Latest News VideosCopyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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Manchester United part ways with Jose Mourinho at last!

first_imgAdvertisement 8l75NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsn8mkz3nWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecetd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) hWould you ever consider trying this?😱c5apCan your students do this? 🌚60ubtsRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United have had enough of The Special One and have sacked him after United’s defeat against Liverpool at Anfield Stadium.Advertisement We have come to know this courtesy of a recent statement put out by Manchester United’s official Twitter handle:The statement reads: “Manchester United has announced that Jose Mourinho has left the Club. We would like to thank him for his work during his time at Manchester United and wish him success in the future. #MUFC”After spending a three-year stint at Old Trafford and helping United win the FA Community Shield the UEFA Europa League in 2017, Mourinho didn’t have the best of times.Falling out with various players in the dug-out and training sessions such as Paul Pogba and disastrous performances in the field saw fans of the Red Devils clamouring over social media begging for Mourinho to be sacked.It remains to be seen who will succeed the Portuguese manager at Old Trafford and what is next in store for Mourinho. Advertisementlast_img read more

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X-Men and Lions come together as one

first_imgBy Nick Creely The importance of a clear pathway from junior to senior football can’t be understated. For St Francis…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Anthony Cunningham Steps Down as Galway Hurling Manager

first_imgAnthony Cunningham has stepped down as Galway hurling manager. In a secret ballot overseen by an independent observer last night 26 out of 32 voted ‘no’ when asked if they had confidence in the current management.In a Statement released this evening he said…..I, Anthony Cunningham incumbent Senior Hurling Manager since 2012, hereby confirm the following:- Despite the fact that I was unanimously ratified and supported by the Galway GAA Clubs, the County Hurling and Galway County Committees and having reviewed the current impasse in detail over the past month, it is with great sadness tonight that I and my Management Team announce our resignation from our positions.I do so with the best interests of Galway Hurling in mind and with the priority of best assisting Galway hurling to build on the achievement of 2015. As a Management team we have exhausted all avenues with support from the clubs, their delegates, the hurling fraternity and County Committees in the past month to bring this impasse to a conclusion and protect Galway Hurling.Despite extensive attempts at genuine dialogue including Independent Arbitration, there were no reasonable explanations offered or given as to the issues that players felt they had. I believe that the players are misguided in that they are not taking the views of their county on board. They, through their actions, have shown scant respect for, and loyalty to the goodwill shown them by supporters, clubs and County GAA Committees and Management.I contend it is unreasonable to express a lack of confidence in management – how else could we have reached a winning position in an All-Ireland Final last September? I consider this a kangaroo court decision, led by a core group of players orchestrated with the help of others outside Galway, motivated by a desire to unjustly extend their lifespan as inter-county players placing personal agendas above the greater good of Galway Hurling.This goes to the very core of what our Association stands for – there is a national danger now that the democratic and voluntary ethos of the GAA is being overrun by groups of players that wish to indulge in the selection and termination of management.Galway Hurling is bigger than any one individual and given that this current impasse shows no immediate sign of abating, I reluctantly conclude that it best that I now step aside. I hold a deep conviction that the current Galway management team is the one best positioned to deliver Galway hurling to the next level and bring All-Ireland Senior success to our county.I thank my family, my management team colleagues and their families for their support and I am very sensitive the hurt they have endured in the very recent past. I salute the county officials and officers and numerous volunteers who have given me magnificent support over the last five years.With Disappointment & Sincerity,print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email This brings to an end a long-running saga that started shortly after Galway lost the All-Ireland final to Kilkenny in September.last_img read more

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Breen tops Corrib Oil Galway International Rally – Motorsport Ireland Weekend Roundup

first_imgCraig Breen, Waterford and co-driver Paul Nagle, Killarney on their way to scoring a 14 second win in the Corrib Oil Galway International Rally yesterday, Image by Philip Fitzpatrick Craig Breen, Waterford and co-driver Paul Nagle, Killarney on their way to scoring a 14 second win in the Corrib Oil Galway International Rally yesterday, Image by Philip Fitzpatrickprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Stage two saw Alastair Fisher and Gordon Noble set the best time in their Fiesta, briefly giving them the lead, but Breen took over the top place at the end of the first loop of the three stages, just three-tenths of a second ahead of Jennings. The Fermanagh and Waterford rivals swapped positions twice more in quick succession before Jennings slid off the road and out of the rally, and Breen was never headed for the rest of the day. Fisher finished as the runner up, with defending Irish Tarmac title holder Josh Moffett third, another 34 seconds down. His elder brother Sam, another former Tarmac champion, was an early casualty when he too went off the road in the very slippery conditions.  center_img Despite not being included on the Citroen World Rally Championship team this year, Waterford rally ace Craig Breen got his season off to a great start by scoring a 14-second win in the Corrib Oil Galway International Rally yesterday, heading a clean sweep of the top four positions by Ford Fiesta drivers. Breen, with his Killarney co-driver Paul Nagle, dropped some time on the opening stage when he overshot a junction, leaving double Galway winners Garry Jennings and Rory Kennedy as the early leaders in their Impreza. last_img read more

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State of Emergency Declared in Jackson County

first_imgWithout rain and continued severe drought conditions, wildfires continue to burn across Western NC. Emergency Services Director Todd Dillard has called for a State of Emergency in Jackson County. He told WRGC, “all the municipalities in Jackson County have declared a  state of emergency. This has been due to the increased wildfires burning in our neighboring counties.”One of the largest fires burning is the Tellico wildfire, which is now more than 3,400 acres and only 25 percent contained. That wildfire started in Macon County and spread to Swain County where a state of emergency has been declared. Shelters have been set up and are available for people who have been evacuated at the Nantahala Outdoor Center and the Southwestern Community College Almond Center in Bryson City. Residents in the Wesser Creek Road area have been asked to evacuate. A dozen or so families live in that area but most have not left their homes. Some homes are only a few hundred feet away from the fire. Swain County Schools will not run buses on the roads of the affected areas.last_img read more

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South Africa, Syria aim to do business

first_img25 October 2010 Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe concluded a two-day working visit to Syria last week, saying the two countries were working towards removing all remaining obstacles to increased trade and investment between them. Motlanthe’s visit, which ended on Friday was aimed at strengthening existing relations between the two countries, and creating an enabling environment for increased trade and investment between the two states. The trip, which coincided with that of a group from the Elders – formed by Nelson Mandela in 2007 – was also Pretoria’s effort to contribute to the resolution of the decades-old Palestine-Israel crisis. The visit saw the signing of two cooperation agreements. Motlanthe’s spokesman, Thabo Masebe, said the agreements would enable businesses from South Africa and Syria to take advantage of the excellent diplomatic relations between the two countries to strengthen business ties and increase economic activity. “South Africa and Syria will explore cooperation in the areas of education, information and communication technology, science and technology, agriculture and forestry, financial services and construction,” Masebe said. A South Africa-Syria Business Forum was also established to create a platform for business people from both countries to work together on projects. South Africa and Syria are now working on key outstanding agreements, including agreements for the protection of investments and the avoidance of double taxation. This will protect South African businesses wishing to invest in the Syrian economy. A business council will also be formed. During the visit, Motlanthe met with representatives of Palestinian political organisations, where he received a briefing on the ongoing Palestinian struggle for self-determination. He offered South Africa’s continued support for the Palestinian people in their quest for self-determination. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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The Future of Blogging Revealed

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#Features#Multimedia#Trends#web Related Posts sarah perezcenter_img There has been a lot of talk lately about the changing face of the blogging landscape. Darren Rowse of ProBlogger asked if blogging has lost its relational focus; Scoble explained why tech blogging has failed you; and even though not everyone agreed with his every statement, there was a renewed commitment in the blogosphere to return to blogging about what excites instead of just writing about “Apple’s newest gizmo or the peccadillos of tech personalities.” However, we’re wondering if people even need to blog anymore…at least in the traditional sense. Once the main way to publish your own personal thoughts and opinions for the rest of the web to read, blogging started a movement that democratized the web. Everyone could be a publisher. But now, blogging as everyone’s preferred method of communication may be over. What’s taking its place? Lifestreaming. And don’t be fooled into thinking that we’re talking just about FriendFeed here – lifestreaming as a format for communication extends beyond just that one social site to encompass an entirely new way to establish your home on today’s social web.Lifestreaming? Lifestreaming is a new way of documenting the activities surrounding your life using a chronologically-ordered collection of information. Bloggers like Julia Allison, whose internet activities and real-world attention-grabbing stunts made her “internet famous,” has used the format to rocket herself into stardom. That stardom even made her the subject of a recent Wired magazine article on the subject of self-promotion. Her method of communication? The lifestream, of course. Her blog is no more than a short collection of photos, videos, copy-and-pasted emails, random thoughts, links, and general over-sharing. The site even scrolls horizontally instead of vertically which makes it seem much more like a timeline than just another blog. Julia Allison’s SiteThe simplicity of a lifestream is ideal for our information overloaded age. Lifestreams are short and sweet, yet still provide the same insight into a person’s life as yesterday’s casual personal blog did. A video here, a photo there, and today’s web citizens can voyeuristically peer into anyone’s life and get a sense of who they are. Long-form bloggers, on the other hand (myself included) require time and attention to read, but with so many publishers out there, people just aren’t reading content like they used to – they’re just scanning text and moving on. For new bloggers, this means getting readers is harder than ever – your words are getting lost in a sea of noise. So to stand out, several are turning to the lifestream instead in order to get noticed. The New BlogBut the Julia Allison method is only one option for lifestreaming. Over the weekend, I stumbled across this blog, if you can even call it that. This was no ordinary blog – it was a lifestream based on the social aggregation service, FriendFeed. Take a look:The New Blog (Click To See It Larger)What’s amazing about this site is that the elements of traditional blogging are mirrored here. Instead of posts, there’s a stream. Instead of “Recent Comments,” there are the “Recent Discussions.” And instead of an “About Me” page, there’s a link to the blogger’s Facebook profile. Could this be the future of blogging? For active social participants, the above site could certainly be the ideal blog as it highlights their participation instead of their thoughts and opinions.But even though FriendFeed might be the easiest way to add a lifestream to your site (or turn your blog into a lifestream), it’s certainly not the only way. The Lifestream Blog keeps track of the many different ways that web site owners are self-hosting their own lifestreams. You can check out the galleries of these sites both here and here. How You Can Stream Your LifeSo, how are people doing this? There are several ways, but many people today are using custom code on their sites in order to produce the lifestream. However, if you already have a WordPress blog, you can set up a custom lifestream within WordPress with relative ease. In fact, there are a couple of options to do so: SimpleLife WordPress Plugin – this plugin lets you either add your lifestream as a widget or as a page. RSS Stream WordPress Plugin – this plugin lets you add a lifestream as a page on your site. We also told you about the much-anticipated Sweetcron, brand-new automated lifestreaming software for self-hosting your own stream. SweetCronUnfortunately, the developer has still yet to release the software, despite having originally promised a June release. These continued delays leave the door wide open for another developer to release their own software and capture the early adopter lifestreaming market. (Do you know of any others in development? Let us know!) Lifestreaming Is The Always On BlogThere was a time when casual, personal blogging was your way to communicate with your friends on the web. Via posts, commenting, and blogrolls, bloggers formed niche communities on the web to socialize with each other. Today, new tools provide that same level of socialization – perhaps even better than blogging ever could. Via micro-blogging sites like Twitter, every quick thought or link can be shared with your community of followers and you can see theirs, too. You can join and exit the never-ending conversation at your leisure. Plus, other social sites like FriendFeed provide today’s new discussion boards where conversation occurs surrounding the items posted and shared, leading to even more of a community feel, and one that’s drawing more users every day. Sites and social tools like these and many others encourage more participation on the social web than ever before. Although the social participants on these sites are often more active in socializing than they are in blogging, there’s still that need to stake out your own piece of real estate on the web. But we wonder: does that really need to be a blog anymore? Perhaps not. Blogging Newspaper image courtesy of Annie Mole 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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Car Dashboard Cams Show off Intel’s WiMAX

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Promise of WiMAX is around the corner. Check out this site that puts you in the passenger seat of automobiles around the country.[PocketCaster WiMAX Demo|http://intel1.comvu.com/portal/]For some perspective, I walk more than 10 feet with my laptop at a brisk pace, and I’ll have a connection drop… this is simply amazing. Makes you wonder what we’ll be able to do with phones and handheld devices in the comming year (see ). Can’t wait!last_img

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