Carol Jean Hensley, 76, of Spokane, Washington, passed away Tuesday August 4, 2020 in Spokane, Washington.She was born July 27, 1944 in Cincinnati, OH, daughter of the late Ernest Hensley and Imogene (Perkins) Hensley.She worked as a disabled for , retiring after over years of service.Carol graduated from Miami University with the honor of Magna Cum Laude. She taught elementary education.Carol is survived by sisters, Bette (Robert) Barricklow of Las Vegas, NV, Phyllis Hensley of Rising Sun, IN; Nephew, Michael Barricklow; Niece, Laura Hering.She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Shirley Hensley.A graveside services will be held on Tuesday, August, 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm at the Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati, Ohio with Pastor Pete Bryk officiating.Interment will follow in the Arlington Memorial Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio.Contributions may be made to the . If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
Steve Ballmer’s introduction into the NBA was no walk down a red carpet at Monday’s fan festival.It was way better. Ballmer’s skipping, hopping, high-fiving, chest-bumping, screaming entry as the NBA’s energetic new owner was so over the top it must be considered one of the best opening acts by a coach, athlete or owner. Ever. Tiger Woods said: “Hello, world.”Ballmer said: “HARD CORE, baby!” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Ballmer weaved his way around Staples Center fans — an estimated 4,500 attended on a workday afternoon — with emphatic interactions with fans. He took the microphone and yelled his way into the hearts of Clippers fans. Inside of two minutes, he practically lost his voice. How do you not love that enthusiasm?Doc Rivers was referring to winning Larrys, slang for the Larry O’Brien Trophy given to the NBA champion. “We’re going to win many many more Larrys in the next 26 years than the last 26,” Ballmer yelled to a raucous crowd. A few days on the job, and he even had some lingo down. He’ll have to deliver the free-agent signings and an actual championship, but this was a good start. Screaming won’t win you championships, but it sure shows the passion Ballmer already has for the Clippers. He went to dinner the previous night with Doc Rivers and the players and staff. Ballmer spent $2 billion of his estimated net worth $20 billion to buy the Clippers, a deal reached last week after a judge gave Shelly Sterling authority to sell the team.The billionaire made everyone in that room feel less intimidated when he told them they’d all been in the basketball business and knew more about it than he did after less than a week as owner.The guy wants to win. He wants to deliver in the community too. He even gave his email address to fans. He didn’t whisper it either. Nothing Ballmer does is quiet.With every Ballmer bellow Monday, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Matt Barnes and Rivers were smiling and laughing. They were having fun watching Ballmer have fun. “When he came through the crowd and started chest-bumping people and high-fiving people, I literally had goosebumps,” Griffin said.An owner gave an athlete goosebumps. How about that.Rivers said he wasn’t surprised at all by the way Ballmer worked the crowd. Ballmer’s emphatic ways and emotionally charged speeches are well-documented. “I was not at all (surprised), not by that part. Are you crazy? You get caught up in that. You really do,” Rivers said. “I’ve seen Steve from YouTube, and I’ve seen the energy. When we first talked, I told him I loved his energy. I think it’s infectious. It’s positive and great for our fans. It was a really cool moment.”Another great thing about the new owner for Rivers: “I have his cellphone number.”Ballmer will sit in courtside seats at Staples, though he doesn’t know where. He knows where he won’t be sitting — behind the Clippers bench.“I don’t know if I could deal with that energy behind me,” Rivers said with a laugh.Clippers fans sure can deal with this energy. It’s optimism on steroids. For an organization that has finally become a playoff contender, though can’t get past that second-round playoff hurdle and has yet to win an NBA title, a gargantuan dose of positive thinking couldn’t hurt.Ballmer reiterated he’s not changing the name Clippers and he’s not moving the team to Seattle, where he’s lived for 34 years and made his fortune when he ran Microsoft. That name change thing got Ballmer all energized in a news conference after the fan festival at Staples Center.Ballmer’s introduction to the basketball world will go down in Clippers lore, especially if his ownership leads to the franchise’s first championship. “I was pretty nervous before I went out,” Ballmer said. “I know what to do with tech folks in the industry, blah, blah, blah. You don’t get a lot of guys too excited about the tech. Turns out tech guys and sports guys might be different, but they still get fired up about the things they get fired up about. I thought, ‘Wing it and go with your natural style and hope you don’t screw it up.’“Fans got fired up, and I got more fired up. … It was real fun.”This Ballmer ownership is going to be an interesting ride.
The English football giant Chelsea will offer the talented goalie Matej Delač to FK Sarajevo, confirmed to klix.ba Abdulah Ibraković, Sports Director of FK Sarajevo.Ibraković said that the response of acceptance of cooperation arrived from Chelsea on Thursday around 14:00.‘’Chelsea confirmed the agreement on cooperation with Sarajevo regarding Matej Delač. The details of the agreement are confidential’’, said Ibraković. Chelsea has accepted all the conditions of the team leaders from Koševo, and the only thing that remains is to coordinate the length of the loan. Delač is expected to arrive to Sarajevo in several days.The goalie of Chelsea was born in 1992 in Gornji Vakuf, and went to the school for football Intera from Zaprešić. He started playing for Intera at 16 years old and 186 days, and became the youngest player of the Croatian Football League. He went to the London club in 2010, after which he was on loan to several clubs, of which the last one was Vojvodina from Novi Sad.(Source: klix.ba)
The commercial free-to-air television networks will strongly oppose any move to increase advertising on SBS, as recommended in the recent efficiency Lewis review for SBS and ABC, on behalf of the Department of Communications.According to the review “options could be explored to allow SBS to earn a higher level of revenue”.In 2012-13 SBS earned approximately 50 million dollars from advertising, “significantly less than a commercial broadcaster with equivalent share would receive”.Julie Flynn, the chief executive of Free TV Australia, the lobby group of national and regional commercial television stations in the country, stated to The Australian that “It is fair to say we would be strongly opposed to it”.“We would be concerned that this would constitute a fourth commercial TV broadcast licence,” said Ms Flynn.Under current legislation SBS can broadcast up to five minutes of commercials in any hour of broadcasting before or after programs or during natural breaks.Source: The Australian Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram