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MLB owners expected to approve Manfred contract: report

FILE PHOTO: Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, takes part in the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit in New York, U.S., February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo Major League Baseball owners are expected to unanimously approve a five-year contract extension for commissioner Rob Manfred when they meet next week in Atlanta, USA Today reported Thursday. He needs the approval of 23 of 30 owners. Manfred, 60, was elected as baseball’s 10th commissioner by unanimous vote in 2014 to replace Bud Selig, who held the post for 17 years. He…

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Leicester City players arrive in Thailand for owner’s funeral

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Leicester City players arrive in Bangkok for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s funeral Leicester City players have arrived in Thailand for the funeral of the club’s owner, who died in a helicopter crash. Jamie Vardy and club captain Wes Morgan are among the players attending Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s funeral in Bangkok for the next two days. It began at a temple on Saturday with Buddhist bathing rituals, and will be followed by recitation ceremonies. The helicopter crashed after taking off from the club’s stadium on 27 October, killing Mr…

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Apple Watches owners asked to return devices for repair after update glitch

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some users who installed the latest WatchOS software say it caused their devices to stop working Apple has pulled an update for its smartwatches after some owners complained the software had caused their devices to stop working. The problem appears to have baffled the firm’s repair staff, and there appears to be no way at present for owners to restore the products themselves. Several have said they have been told they need to send in the devices for a fix. Apple said it intended…

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Leicester City helicopter crash: Owner’s wife and son visit stadium

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Mr Vichai’s wife Aimon and son Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha visited the King Power Stadium The wife and son of Leicester City’s owner have laid a wreath at the club’s stadium after he and four others were killed in a helicopter crash. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died on Saturday alongside two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger. The helicopter spiralled out of control outside the King Power stadium at 20:30 BST. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said it had reco vered the aircraft’s digital flight data…

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Leicester City football club owner’s helicopter crashes outside stadium

A helicopter belonging to Leicester City football club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is on fire after it crashed in the King Power Stadium car park in Leicester, Britain October 27, 2018 in this still image taken from a social media video. Leo Bruka/via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – A helicopter belonging to Leicester City football club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed in the club’s car park on Saturday evening, according to British media, with photographs posted on Twitter showing a fireball. It was not known whether Vichai was in the helicopter. Leicester police…

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Leicester City owner’s helicopter crashes

Image copyright Rex Features Image caption A picture taken outside Leicester City’s King Power stadium this evening The Leicester City owner’s helicopter has crashed in a car park outside the club’s ground shortly after taking off after a match. It is not known if Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was in the helicopter at the time. Leicester City had been playing West Ham United in the Premier League at their King Power stadium. Pictures from the ground showed a large fire in the car park although it has been put out, according to…

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Dogs join their owners in Cheltenham lido swim

Hundreds of dogs and their owners have been enjoying an end-of-season swim. It is the second year running that Sandford Park Lido, in Cheltenham, has opened its doors to our four-legged friends before closing for the winter. While some breeds are natural swimmers, others needed their human friends to help them stay afloat in the 21C (70F) water. The pool will now be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before the attraction’s annual charity swim on Christmas Day. Source link

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Apple plans to give original content for free to device owners: CNBC

(Reuters) – Apple Inc is planning a new digital video service that will provide original content free to its device owners, CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. A customer tests a smartphone during the launch of the new iPhone XS and XS Max sales at “re:Store” Apple reseller shop in Moscow, Russia September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva The service will also carry subscription channels, which will allow customers to sign up for online-only services such as those from HBO and Starz, the report said. Apple, which…

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‘Trump alert’: US mobile phone owners braced for test

Image copyright Getty Images/Reuters Image caption Despite claims to the contrary, President Trump is not directly involved with the test More than 200 million US mobile phones are set to receive a test “Presidential Alert” later on Wednesday. The trial is designed to check that a previously unused emergency communications system works properly. Unlike other alerts – such as natural disaster warnings – there is no way to opt out, except switching a device off or blocking its cellular connection. Some are describing the test as a “Trump Alert” –…

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Stadium owners spend £4m on legal fees against West Ham

West Ham moved to the London Stadium for the start of the 2016-17 season Owners of the London Stadium have spent £4m of taxpayers’ money in legal fees over the past three years against tenants West Ham, it has been revealed. The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has been in dispute with the Hammers over several aspects of its 100-year lease. Gerry Murphy, LLDC deputy chief executive, confirmed the costs at a London Assembly meeting. Assembly member Caroline Pidgeon said the situation was “extraordinary”. The stadium, built for the London…

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