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August 21, 2017 10:52 PM The Latest: Flight gives passengers a closer look at eclipse

Scientists, journalists and contest winners were among about 100 people who enjoyed a closer look at the eclipse, thanks to a special eclipse-chasing charter flight by Alaska Airlines. The jet flew for nearly three hours over the Pacific Ocean to intercept the eclipse, allowing passengers to watch full blockage of the sun from their seats 115

August 20, 2017 9:55 PM Lionel Messi unlucky but instrumental as Barcelona beat Betis

BARCELONA -- Barcelona eased to an opening day 2-0 win against Real Betis on Sunday thanks to an Alin Tosca own goal and an effort from Sergi Roberto. The game at Camp Nou was preceded by a minute's silence in memory of those killed in the terror attacks in the city this week, while the Barca players carried "Barcelona" on the back of their shirts where 62

August 18, 2017 4:00 AM PHK also pulls out of Dalai Lama conference

Kedikilwe, one of the major drawcards after the Dalai Lama himself and former South African First Lady, Graca Machel, told Mmegi he would also not be attending the conference. The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader viewed by China as a separatist rebel, withdrew from the conference on Saturday, citing exhaustion. The move came after months 15

August 18, 2017 12:56 AM Showtime Sports Head Stephen Espinoza Previews Mayweather-McGregor

NEW YORK — Stephen Espinoza, head of Showtime Sports, a man instrumental in putting together many of the marquee boxing matches this decade, sits in a black leather arm chair in his 16th floor office, near a window that overlooks midtown Manhattan. A hardcover book with a photograph of Floyd Mayweather Jr., arms crossed, both index fingers pointing skyward 70

August 16, 2017 10:57 PM Apple said set to go on $1 billion TV content-buying binge

A Billion-Dollar Bushel: Apple is already taking some steps into the arena for producing original and exclusive TV content. For instance, if you sign up for Apple Music at $9.99 a month, you can watch the show “Planet of the Apps.” You can see will.i.am and Gywneth Paltrow listen to app developers pitch ideas in the hopes of getting funding for what they believe 79

August 16, 2017 5:28 PM Graceland Plans New Live Venue to Draw Global Stars: 'It's All About Trying to Interpret Elvis's Wishes'

As fans gather to mark 40 years since his death, Elvis Presley's fast-growing estate is on track for its most profitable year yet. It's been 40 years since Elvis Presley died, but the expansion of his storied Graceland estate is just getting started. "So far we've put up $135 million in construction and we're not even close to being finished," Graceland 73

August 16, 2017 2:19 PM World's strongest man heads to West Cumbria

World's strongest man Eddie Hall is heading to Whitehaven in November. Hall, also known as 'The Beast' beat 29 other men to the title in the competition held in Botswana back in May. And he is now coming to pass on his tips and talk about how he achieved his dream at the Marchon Club on November 3. Tickets have already been snapped up to listen to Hall, who has also been crowned 54

August 16, 2017 1:48 PM Inside Elvis Presley's Legendary 1968 Comeback Special

Clad in black leather and backed by his original sideman, the King reclaimed his crown with one of the greatest performances of all time "Elvis was hardly ever nervous – but he was then," drummer D.J. Fontana tells Rolling Stone, reflecting on the 1968 television special that relaunched Presley's career. "We played a couple of songs, and it got loose 90

August 11, 2017 1:43 AM Mayweather Promotions CEO says fight has done $60M at box office

Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said Thursday that the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight was on pace to break the all-time boxing gate record, despite characterizations suggesting otherwise. "Right now, we have over $60 million in the box office," Ellerbe said at Floyd Mayweather's media workout. "And you tell me, what part of that remotely 53

August 3, 2017 11:27 AM Sky VIP Loyalty Scheme: What is it, and what does it get you?

In a bid to retain customers, Sky has launched a new loyalty programme – Sky VIP – that rewards you based on the length of time you’ve been a customer. The UK’s broadband and TV markets are increasingly competitive, and with service providers often advertising brilliant switchover offers, it’s difficult to keep existing customers on side. That’s why Sky has launched 41