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Boreham Wood FC’s ‘weird’ 1,400-word Brexit post

Image copyright Boreham Wood FC Image caption The 1,456 word article was posted on the club’s website on Tuesday afternoon A football club’s decision to post a 1,400-word article about Brexit has been called “weird”, “embarrassing” and “slightly random”. Non-league side Boreham Wood posted an article entitled “MPs do your duty” on its website on Tuesday ahead of a Parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal. Comments on Twitter included telling the club to “stick to football”. However, others were in favour, and one said they “now support Boreham Wood”. The…

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Huawei Canada executive leaves post as scrutiny of company grows

NEW YORK/OTTAWA (Reuters) – One of Huawei Canada’s top executives on Friday disclosed he was leaving his post after more than seven years with the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, which is facing heightened scrutiny over security issues from Canada and its allies. FILE PHOTO: Huawei Canada Vice President of Corporate Affairs Scott Bradley stands outside after the B.C. Supreme Court bail hearing of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who was released on a $10 million bail in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson Scott Bradley disclosed his departure…

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Hackers post personal data of hundreds of German politicians: ARD TV

FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of binary code are seen in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – Hackers have posted personal data from hundreds of German politicians from major parties, including credit card details and mobile phone numbers, ARD TV said on Friday. The data, published on a Twitter account, also included addresses, personal letters and copies of identity cards, the public broadcaster said, citing affiliate rbb. All major German parties except for the…

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LeBron apologizes for Instagram post, reportedly won’t be punished

Dec 23, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) moves the ball up the court during the third quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James apologized on Monday for an Instagram post on Saturday that referenced “Jewish money,” and he won’t be punished for the post, according to an ESPN report. Per ESPN, the NBA spoke with James about the post and accepted his explanation that he made a mistake. James said…

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LeBron James apologises for ‘Jewish money’ Instagram post

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption LeBron James posted the lyric in an Instagram story Basketball star LeBron James has apologised after sharing a lyric about “Jewish money” on social media – saying he thought it was a compliment. James was called out over the lyric – which comes from a song by US rapper 21 Savage – after he shared it with his 45.8m followers on Instagram. US journalist Darren Rovell was among those drawing attention to the post, saying it was “offensive”. But James said it was not…

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Man Utd appear to confirm Norwegian as interim manager in website post

The Manchester United website page which appeared to confirm Solskjaer’s appointment Manchester United appear to have confirmed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager at Old Trafford. There has been no official announcement that the Norwegian is taking over from Jose Mourinho, who was sacked earlier on Tuesday. But a page on the club’s website referred to their ex-striker as “our interim manager”. It was later deleted. Solskjaer, 45, scored 126 goals for United in 11 seasons with the club under Sir Alex Ferguson. He is in charge at Norwegian side…

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Sri Lanka’s former PM Wickremesinghe to return to post on Sunday: lawmaker, source

Sri Lanka’s ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe looks on during a parliament session in Colombo, Sri Lanka December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte COLOMBO (Reuters) – Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will return to the post on Sunday, a lawmaker from his party and a source at the president’s office said, likely ending a political crisis that began in late October when he was ousted in a surprise decision. The South Asian island country had plunged into instability after President Maithripala Sirisena replaced Wickremesinghe with Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was…

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Singapore lawmaker blasts Facebook over refusal to take down ‘false’ post

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A Singapore lawmaker hit out at Facebook (FB.O) on Tuesday, saying it had reneged on a promise to help rein in fake news and calling for tougher regulations, which the social media firm has cautioned against. FILE PHOTO: A Facebook sign at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song The criticism follows Facebook’s refusal this month of a government request to remove an online article about the city-state’s banks and Malaysia’s scandal-linked 1MDB state fund, which the government said was…

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Drew accepts Cavaliers’ coaching post: reports

The Cleveland Cavaliers reached an agreement with Larry Drew on Monday to make him head coach for the remainder of the season, multiple media outlets reported. FILE PHOTO – Nov 1, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers acting head coach Larry Drew reacts in the fourth quarter against the Denver Nuggets at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports According to ESPN, Drew could be the team’s coach next season as well if the franchise elects to keep him. If not, he will receive a buyout. Drew has…

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Robot delivers the post and other technology news

BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week including: UK police ground some of their drones because of a fault that means the devices can fall out of the sky Google staff across the world stage a series of walkouts in protest at the company’s treatment of women. Google chief executive Sundar Pichai says: “I am fully committed to making progress on an issue that has persisted for far too long in our society…” An autonomous mail delivery robot is tested out…

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