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Long lead in Bootle Cemetery lands dog walker with £50 fine

A dog-walking grandmother was shocked when she was issued with a £50 penalty notice for having her pet on a lead deemed too long by council enforcement officials. Maureen Sanders, 80, was given the fine as she walked in Bootle Cemetery with Soren because the dog’s lead was more than 2m (7ft) in length. She said she could not believe walking her dog could lead to a criminal record. Sefton Council has since cancelled the fine. Source link

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Federer in fine fettle as Switzerland win Hopman Cup

(Reuters) – Roger Federer geared up for his Australian Open title defense in convincing fashion, guiding Switzerland to a 2-1 triumph over Germany on Saturday for their fourth Hopman Cup crown. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – November 17, 2018 Switzerland’s Roger Federer getsures after losing his semi final match against Germany’s Alexander Zverev Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber 4-0 1-4 4-3(4) in the mixed doubles decider to win the trophy at the Perth…

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Athletics: Felix and new-born daughter ‘fine’ after emergency C-section

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Six-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix gave birth to her daughter Camryn via emergency C-section last month and despite the premature birth, both mother and child were “doing fine,” U.S. Track and Field said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Olympic Champion and Member of LA2028 AAC Allyson Felix gives a speech at the presentation of Los Angeles 2028 at the 131st IOC session in Lima, Peru September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo Medical complications required the baby to be born at 32 weeks and she will need additional…

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Technology 

British, Dutch regulators fine Uber for 2016 data hack

FILE PHOTO: The Uber application is seen on a mobile phone in London, Britain, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo (Reuters) – British and Dutch regulators on Tuesday fined ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a 2016 cyber attack involving millions of users. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in Britain slapped a 385,000 pound ($490,759.50) fine on the firm, while the Dutch Data Protection Authority imposed a fine of 600,000 euros ($678,780.00) on Uber. Reporting by Muvija M in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard…

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Keydata founder Ford says he might appeal $100 million fine

LONDON (Reuters) – Stewart Ford, founder of now-defunct “death bonds” firm Keydata, said on Wednesday he might seek an appeal after losing a battle against Britain’s markets regulator over a record 76 million pound ($100 million) fine. Ford, who has fought the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and its FSA predecessor since it fast-tracked Keydata Investment Services into administration in 2009, told Reuters that Tuesday’s decision by the Upper Tribunal to uphold the penalty was “a beautiful bit of fiction”. The ruling by the Tribunal, which hears regulatory challenges, was oversimplified…

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Tesla’s Elon Musk says tweet that led to $20 million fine ‘Worth It’

FILE PHOTO: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks during the National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S., July 15, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk said the tweet that cost him and the company $20 million in fines each by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision was “Worth It”. The tweet, sent late Friday evening less than an hour before Musk tweeted that he would take a break from Twitter “for a few days,” was in response to a question…

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Melania Trump: Donald Trump and I are fine

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mrs Trump said media speculation about her marriage hurt her US First Lady Melania Trump has dismissed speculation about the state of her marriage, saying her husband’s alleged extra-marital affairs are not her “concern or focus” because she has better things to do. In an interview with ABC News, she said media speculation about her marriage was not “pleasant”. Asked if she loves President Donald Trump, she said: “Yes, we are fine.” He denies having had extra-marital affairs. Porn-star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model…

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Initial reports show Soyuz crew fine – NASA TV

(Reuters) – U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin are feeling fine after an emergency landing of their “Soyuz” spacecraft following the mid-air failure of its booster rockets, NASA television reported on Thursday, citing initial reports. Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link

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