The guard has changed at Old Trafford for the fi...
There is a good many moments in the second episo...
The opening titles squeal ‘Never Can Say Goodb...
Look at the write downs for Barclays and RBS: $22.9bn and $26.5bn respectively. Those were mainly losses on toxic assets accumulated by Barclays Capital and ABN Amro, the investment banking divisions of the two British banks. Does that show admirable risk management?
Sad news over the weekend of the death of an insane man you probably haven’t heard of but who was, by many accounts, the world’s greatest endurance athlete.
Jure Robic was a Slovenian soldier turned long distance cyclist. In 2004, during the Ride Across America, a notorious, 3,000-mile, coast-to-coast race Robic won a record five times, [...]
So much is riding on the economy – not just all those jobs and mortgages but political careers too!
Now that Labour seems set to row back from even the deficit reduction plans framed by Alistair Darling – who seems rightly irritated by the incipient U-turn being openly canvassed by Ed Balls – everything [...]
The IMF forecast UK growth of 1.6 per cent in 2008 and 2009. What we got was a contraction of 2.9 per cent in 2008 and 3.7 in 2009.
Last time I tried, I succeeded, but regrettably spent more time starving myself half to death wrapped in a dressing gown, shivering in my bedroom than enjoying what were supposed to be the best years of my life. I remember during the first week of university, all of my flatmates went out every night of [...]
Cup finals are notoriously cagey affairs with players keen to avoid mistakes in a match which could well define their career. That trend was bucked at the weekend by the Brazilian men and women who made it a double triumph for the hosts in the 8th annual Homeless World Cup.
It was an all-South American affair [...]
Nadal v Federer – who’s the best? Federer has more titles but Nadal won three of this year’s majors. Federer is lauded as the greatest of all time but he can’t beat Nadal. It would seem that deciding on a winner is just about impossible. If only there was a fair and unequivocally accurate way [...]
For some sections of our wonderful media, those communists are back. And they’re under our very beds!
They’re talking about cutting back on the number of Twenty20 cricket fixtures next season. I can’t say I’m unhappy about this.
Twenty20 is the version of cricket I like the least. Which I guess is slightly odd, because, as a latecomer to the game, and therefore in no position to label myself a traditionalist, I think [...]
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