February 6, 2013 |
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will announce two new citywide tech initiatives during a Google+ Hangout news conference Wednesday afternoon. During the video chat -- the mayor's first-ever news conference using Google+ Hangout -- Villaraigosa is expected to announce the first major redesign of the City of Los Angeles' website . The mayor's office also says it will "unveil an exciting new tech addition for Angelenos to enjoy. " The new website features social media connectivity, online 311 services and a directory of city services.
September 13, 2012 |
Jim Calhoun, who led the Connecticut men's basketball team to three national titles over 26 seasons, reportedly will announce his retirement today. Calhoun, 70, has recently struggled with health problems, including a fractured hip that needed surgery. Before that injury, he fought off cancer three times and suffered a painful spinal condition last season that forced him to miss eight games. Multiple sources are reporting the coach plans to announce his retirement at a news conference scheduled for 11 a.m. Calhoun, a Hall of Fame coach, has a career record of 873-380, including 625 wins with Connecticut.
November 8, 2011 |
The women whose complaints Herman Cain attacked in a news conference Tuesday are planning to counter with a news conference of their own, attorneys for the women said Tuesday night. "My client has decided to hold a joint news conference with as many of the women who complained of sexual harassment by Herman Cain as will participate," said Joel P. Bennett, the Washington lawyer for Karen Kraushaar, whose harassment claims against Cain got the current controversy rolling after a report of it appeared last week in Politico.
January 15, 2013 |
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Anticipation has been making Silicon Valley wait just like a Carly Simon song in a 1970s Heinz ketchup commercial. But that wait will come to an end Tuesday morning when Facebook holds a news conference at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. We're live tweeting from the event. Tweets by @jguynn Facebook last week invited the media to "come and see what we're building. " It provided no details. There has been no shortage of speculation on what Facebook might announce as investors pushed shares above $30. Shares closed at $30.95 on Monday, though analysts say the stock gains may have more to do with investors' anticipation of the company's fourth-quarter financial results due out Jan. 30 than anticipation of a major announcement at the mysterious news conference.
September 11, 2013 |
Alabama Coach Nick Saban addressed the Yahoo allegations that one of his star former players, D.J. Fluker, received impermissible benefits while attending college. Saban on the Yahoo article: “I didn't read the article, I just came from practice. I know [Alabama Athletic Director Bill Battle] has already made comment on the story. I will say from an administrative standpoint, our people do a fantastic job. I think we have one of the best programs in what we try to do to help our players make good choices and good decisions when it comes to agents.
September 12, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS -- The hard feelings between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and his world middleweight title opponent, Sergio Martinez, spilled into their news conference Wednesday. Martinez's trainer, Pablo Sarmiento, called Chavez a "chicken," adding his slightly favored, 37-year-old fighter will "pull the head off" his opponent at the Thomas and Mack Center on Saturday. Chavez (46-0-1, 32 knockouts) lashed back at Martinez, who has called the son of the Mexican boxing legend a protected, privileged figure who will be exposed by meeting the 2010 fighter of the year.
June 8, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Friday prodded European leaders to take further steps to stabilize their financial system while urging Congress to act on his jobs proposals at home, twin moves that signaled rising concern in his administration about the impact of the Euro zone crisis on the tenuous economic recovery. In a White House news conference, Obama said the situation in Europe is "not simply a debt crisis," and that nations must pursue strategies for job creation, not just austerity.
June 12, 2012 |
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter and goalie Jonathan Quick had plenty of interesting things to say during their news conference following L.A.'s 6-1 Stanley Cup-clinching victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night. Such as ... wait a minute, did that photographer just get whacked in the head with a Kings flag? That's hilarious! OK, sorry, what was I talking about again? Oh yeah, the news conference featuring the most valuable player of the postseason ... wait, who is that little chatterbox running, skipping and jumping all over the place?
January 31, 2013 |
All those who doubted Beyonce's vocal prowess in the wake of the Obama inaugural "Lip-Sync-Gate" should find a corner suitable for shamed cowering. At a Thursday news conference tied to her upcoming Super Bowl halftime show appearance, the superstar singer quickly and judiciously killed any doubts that she can tackle the national anthem -- live and a capella. Before making any Super Bowl statements or taking a single question, Beyonce asked the assembled members of the media to stand.