SEATTLE — Kraken head video analyst Tim Ohashi won’t soon forget the first time his replay-perusing acumen helped directly swing an NHL game. Before joining the Kraken last October, he’d been a Washington Capitals video coach for five seasons with, among other things, a nerve-wracking responsibility to tell the head coach whether to challenge on-ice calls. The Caps went 2 for 10 when such coach’s challenges — for offsides and goaltender interference — were first allowed in 2015-16, ranking 21st of 30 teams. So, Ohashi and fellow Caps video coach Brett Leonhardt weren’t exactly brimming with co...
Ron DeSantis committing 'absolutely unforgivable' mistake threatening Florida's economy: Miami mayor
The mayor of Miami-Dade County in Florida called out the state's GOP governor during a Friday appearance on CNN.
"Is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis about to lose Norwegian Cruise Lines from operating in Florida?" CNN's Alisyn Camerota asked. "Last month, DeSantis signed an executive order banning private companies from requiring proof of vaccination. Well yesterday, the CEO of Norwegian Cruises was his company may suspend cruises from Florida as a result."
Camerota interviewed Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.
"Explain what happens if Norwegian Cruises pulls from there," Camerota said.
"This would really be devastating," the mayor replied. "We are the cruising capital of the world, we depend on these cruises."
"We're talking about tens of thousands of jobs," she explained. "It's not just those on the ships themselves, it's the ancillary economy, those that produce for the ships, it's the tourism that results from people coming into Miami-Dade county. We're talking about billions of dollars of impact on our local economy."
Camerota noted the county had just spent $263 billion building a new terminal for the company.
"How do you recoup the money if they decide not to cruise from there anymore?" Camerota asked.
"We cannot," the mayor replied. "This is absolutely unforgivable."
Forcing private cruise companies to leave our port simply because they want to protect the lives of customers & wor… https://t.co/V1BjsruRDH— Daniella Levine Cava (@Daniella Levine Cava)1620426589.0
New reporting is coming out on the scope of the federal investigation into former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
"Since at least October 2019, federal investigations have been looking into Rudy Giuliani's effort to convince the White House and a reluctant State Department to grant a visa to a former Ukraine official, according to two people briefed on the matter. These sources tell The Daily Beast that the visa issue is one aspect of the federal probe into whether Giuliani's efforts during the Trump-Ukraine saga constituted illegal lobbying on behalf of foreign officials or individuals. According to people with knowledge of the matter, including Giuliani's own legal team, federal investigators are also investigating his attempt to get the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch fired," The Beast reported Friday evening.
In April, the FBI executed search warrants on Giuliani's Manhattan apartment and office.
"The feds are reportedly working to determine if Giuliani's Ukraine work ran afoul of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, which demands Americans register with the Justice Department when lobbying on behalf of foreign interests. The former New York mayor and Donald Trump attorney and confidant has yet to be charged with a crime in this investigation, but the probe already resulted in the raid on Giuliani's office and apartment late last month," The Beast reported. "Giuliani's efforts to secure a visa for at least one Ukrainian official, the controversial former prosecutor general Viktor Shokin, became well known during the first Trump impeachment trial. Shokin's name appeared as one of 12 people whose communications with Giuliani prosecutors sought under a search warrant executed by the FBI at the former mayor's apartment late last month."
EXCLUSIVE: Federal investigators are looking into Rudy Giuliani's attempts to secure a visa for controversial Ukrai… https://t.co/zrObo7sukS— Noah Shachtman (@Noah Shachtman)1620432307.0
Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) rallied supporters of Donald Trump on Friday at The Villages, a retirement community in Florida.
The two branded the event an "America First Rally" and were harshly criticized.
Here's some of what people were saying about the rally:
I'm really confused.... Why is Marjorie Taylor Greene doing the "America First" tour at The Villages with Matt Ga… https://t.co/E47SPhhEkb— Jake Lobin (@Jake Lobin)1620425174.0
Live footage of Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz hosting the America First Rally with the Trump cult tonight a… https://t.co/f94OcWA8pd— Kate 🤍 (@Kate 🤍)1620428841.0
Matt Gaetz -- under investigation for sex with an underage girl -- jokes at rally: "Today is my birthday...I alre… https://t.co/kDUK4k9yWy— Will Steakin (@Will Steakin)1620431276.0
Looks like the crowd gathered at The Villages is slightly older than what Matt Gaetz prefers https://t.co/ucfq8PrrTq— Wu-Tang Is For The Children (@Wu-Tang Is For The Children)1620425227.0
As you can tell from the piano man photo, very little masking in this ballroom.— Danielle Kurtzleben (@Danielle Kurtzleben)1620425257.0
The lies get bigger by the day. https://t.co/Z6Zt13wVos— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain)1620432456.0
They are playing 'Tiny Dancer' at the Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene rally— Will Steakin (@Will Steakin)1620427718.0
This is the whitest thing I’ve ever seen https://t.co/qoPQv3y71I— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1620428082.0
The mostly elderly crowd seems to have brought their 2016 and 2020 MAGA rally gear with a few new additions - sever… https://t.co/aW6JfT8NbV— Vera Bergengruen (@Vera Bergengruen)1620428583.0
Matt Gaetz, speaking at his America First rally at the Villages: "I'm a canceled man in some corners of the interne… https://t.co/HPmo6nRjir— Catie Edmondson (@Catie Edmondson)1620430726.0
Marjorie Taylor Greene -- stripped of her committee assignments -- has spent her rally speech largely bragging abou… https://t.co/DYQfMrZJ2I— Will Steakin (@Will Steakin)1620429191.0
The loudest boos/anger in the “America First” rally audience tonight is directed at Republicans as Marjorie Taylor… https://t.co/AzKLBxpq9a— Vera Bergengruen (@Vera Bergengruen)1620429011.0
i'm not sure about the 2024 Republican presidential ticket https://t.co/8FSGAm9vXw— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1620431868.0
Big cheers as Gaetz brings up Liz Cheney, saying she’ll lose her leadership position https://t.co/dvnIDSe426— Christopher Heath (@Christopher Heath)1620432045.0
Moments ago @mattgaetz says: “It looks like @Liz_Cheney may no longer be the chair of the Republican Conference.” C… https://t.co/5WJtrMmw6t— Robert Sherman (@Robert Sherman)1620431464.0
"It actually feels like a Trump rally, and that's exactly what he wants," says @randikayeCNN, who is attending the… https://t.co/UI9DrnTBjS— The Situation Room (@The Situation Room)1620428150.0
@amandacarpenter: Sadly, conspiracy theorists Gaetz and Greene are the leaders of the GOP for now @ashleyrallison d… https://t.co/IRlPamomsH— The Lead CNN (@The Lead CNN)1620430785.0
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