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General Oct 31, 2019

Barry Frank, sports TV and marketing pioneer, dies at 87

Barry Frank, the pioneer sports programmer who negotiated Olympic TV deals and represented broadcasting stars John Madden, Bob Costas and Jim Nantz, has died. He was 87. Endeavor, the parent company of the International Management Group, confirmed Wednesday that Frank died Tuesday. "Barry was a visionary ...

Barry Frank, sports TV and marketing pioneer, dies at 87

General Oct 31, 2019

Barry Frank, sports TV and marketing pioneer, dies at 87

Barry Frank, the pioneer sports programmer who negotiated Olympic TV deals and represented broadcasting stars John Madden, Bob Costas and Jim Nantz, has died. He was 87. Endeavor, the parent company of the International Management Group, confirmed Wednesday that Frank died Tuesday. "Barry was a visionary ...

Ueno Zoo's popular monorail halts service after over 60 years

National Oct 31, 2019

Ueno Zoo's popular monorail halts service after over 60 years

The much-loved monorail at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo halted its service on Thursday after more than 60 years in operation, due to the aging of the train and facilities. The monorail was launched in 1957 by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's transportation bureau as the nation's first ...

No Kashmiri flag or constitution under Indian-imposed changes

Asia Pacific Oct 31, 2019

No Kashmiri flag or constitution under Indian-imposed changes

India on Thursday formally implemented legislation approved by Parliament in early August that removes Indian-controlled Kashmir's semiautonomous status and begins direct federal rule of the disputed area amid a harsh security lockdown and widespread public disenchantment. The legislation divides the former state of Jammu and ...

Midfield battle one to watch in RWC final

Rugby Oct 31, 2019

Midfield battle one to watch in RWC final

The adage that rugby games are won up front will never be more true than in Saturday's World Cup final when the massive, mobile packs of South Africa and England clash in Yokohama but the battle of the midfield could be just as crucial. England's ...